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Romance by David Mamet
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May 31, 12

bookshelves: drama
Read in May, 2012

although it's been well acknowledged that the best drama is more fully realized upon the stage as opposed to on the page, mamet's plays reiterate this point greatly. driven by his trademark stylized dialogue, romance is surely more engaging and hilarious when performed live. this farcical, fast-paced, and provocative play takes aim at so many common taboos and prejudices: religion, homosexuality, the middle east peace process, domestic relationships, and the notion of justice. moments of unadulterated absurdity, irrational characters, and an abundance of profanity lend romance its distinctively mametian allure. certainly not for the puritanical or humorless.
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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica I'm a Mamet fan. have not read or seen this one.

jeremy i had not heard about it either. found it browsing the drama section and picked it up on a whim. it's quite fun.

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