Unformatted text preview: o Self-invention: identity Mamets Dialogue o Marked by interruptions, broken thoughts, repetitions, cross-talk o Speech is a tool in struggle, competition, one-upsmanship, dominance: the profanity factor o Language used to manipulate as much as communicate o Language proves inadequate open to interpretation and misinterpretation o Themes of language, manipulation, and power all converge Mamets Dramaturgy Always be closing o Neo-realism o Fragmented plots question cause and effect o Characters lack capacity for self-awareness o Language becomes vehicle for dominance, manipulation, power o New realism skeptical or realist assumptions o Focus: cultural breakdown and disenfranchised individual...
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- Spring '08
- Glengarry Glen Ross