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Plays 4: The Cryptogram / Oleanna / The Old Neighborhood (Collected Plays #4)

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A collection of outstanding plays from one of America's greatest playwrights Cryptogram: "Mamet's play suggests that deception is an endless spiralling process that eventually corrodes the soul. But it also harps on a theme that runs right throughout Mamet's work: the notion that we use words as a destructive social camouflage to lie to others and ourselves And here throug ...more
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Published (first published March 14th 2002)
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"Oleanna" was my favorite. I read these all blind so that's all I'm going to say.
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Oleanna ****o
The Cryptogram ***oo
The Old Neighborhood **ooo
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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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