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Oleanna by David Mamet
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Sep 05, 2008

really liked it

. . . ambiguity . . . love it.
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message 1: by Sharon (last edited Sep 10, 2008 10:28PM) (new)

Sharon Well . . . I've always thought that Mamet was the anti-christ: hate his staccato dialogue, his world view, and usually what he writes about. OLEANNA was an interesting turnabout regarding professors' often abusive treatment of students. However, the play was so unpleasant; as usual it's cast was loathesome and I regretted any time I'd spent with 'em. He redeemed a smidge of his rep with me by writing and filming THE WINSLOW BOY, more than a decade ago. But he'd recently fallen in love with the leading lady oF WINSLOW BOY, Rebecca Pidgeon (a Brit) and was temproarily insane.
Sorry, he's still a jerk.

Michael Colyott I have always wondered what he sees in Rebecca Pidgeon as an actor. She's deadpan and stiff in absolutely everything I've seen her in. Maybe he's blinded by love . . . I hear he wrote that character specifically for her . . . an interesting present.

I do enjoy Bill Macy, though.

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