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़ Hardcover [ ↑ Amazon.com: Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama eBook: David Mamet: Kindle Store ] For Free ग़ Author David Mamet ঝ ़ Hardcover [ ↑ Amazon.com: Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama eBook: David Mamet: Kindle Store ] For Free ग़ Author David Mamet ঝ Playwright David Mamet s three lectures at Columbia University are ostensibly about issues of dramatic structure, but as they unfold, and Mamet continually explores the relationship between dramatic structure and the lives we live, much broader concerns are revealed Here, for example, is Mamet on political propaganda It is essential to the healthy political campaign that the issues be largely or perhaps totally symbolic i.e., non quantifiable Peace With Honor, Communists in the State Department, Supply Side Economics, Recapture the Dream, Bring Back the Pride these are the stuff of pageant They are not social goals they are, as Alfred Hitchcock told us, the MacGuffin The less specific the qualities of the MacGuffin are, the interested the audience will be A loose abstraction allows audience members to project their own desires onto an essentially featureless goal. Although occasionally academic, the overall tone of the lectures is consistent with Mamet s no nonsense manner of speech He has no time for obfuscation and little time for repetition, save when he must absolutely employ it for emphasis He is passionate about good theater, and passionate about the truth 3 Uses of the Knife makes an excellent companion piece to his True and False, which addressed similar philosophical matters in the form of advice on the actor s craft.One of America s leading living playwrights has crafted three short essays beginning with the premise that it is our nature to dramatize The belief in the centrality of drama to our daily lives and the centrality of our daily lives to good drama is the recurrent theme of his ruminations here While he disdains the current vogue for problem plays, he avoids attacking any of his contemporaries or their works And without offering a how to guide for aspiring playwrights, he provides some interesting thoughts on the inevitable difficulty in creating a convincing second act Known and respected for his ability to create hyperrealistic dialog, Mamet ultimately reveals the theoretical justification for the sort of drama he writes so well The text reads a bit like a lecture and never quite convinces the reader that this is a fundamental redefinition of drama Still, it will be compelling to students of theater and serves as a good companion to Mamet s advice to actors, True and False LJ 10 1 97 Recommended for academic and large public libraries Douglas McClemont, New YorkCopyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. 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    • Hardcover
    • 96 pages
    • Amazon.com: Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama eBook: David Mamet: Kindle Store
    • David Mamet
    • English
    • 2016-07-05T11:05+02:00