Boston Marriage (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780375706653, 128pp.
Publication Date: October 8, 2002
Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming "women of fashion" who live together on the fringes of society.Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald.Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a young girl and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation.As the two women exchange barbs and taunt their hapless maid, Claire's inamorata arrives and sets off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's future at risk.Mamet brings his trademark tart dialogue and impeccable plotting, spiced with Wildean wit, to this wickedly funny comedy.
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Praise For Boston Marriage…
"One of Mamet's most satisfying and accomplished plays, and one of the funniest American comedies in years." -New York Post
"[Mamet's characters] are at each other's throats with a wit akin to characters out of Wilde and a vengence not unlike those from Pinter, Edward Albee, or Mamet himself." -The Boston Globe
"Devastatingly funny...exceptionally clever." -The New York Times