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The Woods / Lakeboat / Edmond

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Three plays by David Mamet: The Woods, Lakeboat, and Edmond. The Woods, described by the Chicago Daily News as a 'beautifully conceived love story; Lakeboat, eight crew members aboard a merchant ship exchange their wild fantasies about sex, gambling, and violence; Edmond, a man set morally adrift leaves an unfulfilling marriage to find sex, adventure, companionship, and, u ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 14th 1994 by Grove Press (first published January 14th 1987)
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Max
The Woods is fantastic, Lakeboat is good, Edmond is embarrassing, juvenile, racist, homophobic, shallow, repellent, misogynistic and really really bad.
Asa Merritt
Just read "The Woods." Solid. Recalls Chekhov in its atmosphere and Shepard in its sex.
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Read The Woods but not the other two.
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David Alan Mamet is an American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. His works are known for their clever, terse, sometimes vulgar dialogue and arcane stylized phrasing, as well as for his exploration of masculinity.

As a playwright, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for Th
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