Writing in Restaurants (Paperback)
Penguin Books, 9780140089813, 176pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 1987
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Temporarily putting aside his role as playwright, director, and screen-writer, David Mamet digs deep and delivers thirty outrageously diverse vignettes. On subjects ranging from the vanishing American pool hall, family vacations, and the art of being a bitch, to the role of today's actor, his celebrated contemporaries and predecessors, and his undying commitment to the theater, David Mamet's concise style, lean dialogue, and gut-wrenching honesty give us a unique view of the world as he sees it.
About the Author
David Mamet 's Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1984. He is also the author of Writing in Restaurants and On Directing Film, both available from Penguin.
Praise For Writing in Restaurants…
"Essays in direct line from Stanislavsky, Chekhov, Shaw, and Brecht"
"Writing in Restaurants is rich with anecdotes . . . composed in precise mellifluous language."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Passion, clarity, commitment, intelligencejust what one would expect from Mamet"
"Graceful, forceful, hortatory essays of a profoundly moral writer of our time"
Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune