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The Spanish Prisoner & The Winslow Boy

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Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century's most influential writers for stage and screen. His dialogue--abrasive, rhythmic--illuminates a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots--surprising, comic, topical--have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller. Here are two screenplays demonstrating the astounding range ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 7th 1999 by Vintage
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Jason Pettus
Jul 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com:]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

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Aug 21, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: plays, mystery, fiction
Loved "The Winslow Boy" - it is charming and clever, interesting and subtle. I definitely didn't like "The Spanish Prisoner" - overwhelmingly frustrating, empty of characterization, with a wimpy protagonist.
Thom Dunn
Apr 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: drama
Here we have a complete cross-over literary product: Screenplay, Film, Stageplay, Book.
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I actually worked on 'Spanish Prisoner'!!

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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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