Drama Notes

Drama Notes - 4/22 David Mamet (1947-present): Always Be...

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4/22 David Mamet (1947-present): Always Be Closing Mamet’s Dramaturgy -style: neo-realism -fragmented plots question cause and effect -characters lack capacity for self-awareness -language becomes vehicle for dominance, manipulation, power -new realism skeptical of realist assumptions -focus: cultural breakdown and disenfranchised individual -True West shows how you can be doomed by your circumstances. They were too conflicted to move in any particular direction. -In Glengarry they are all too shallow to realize anything. We are limited in scope. The salesmen only define themselves by their job and don’t think about themselves in any other way. -A Raisin in the Sun’s characters control their fate and can evolve and change their circumstances. Angels in America (1991 ) - A gay fantasia on national themes -American Magic Realism -Different from the other plays of the unit in that it has new subject matter and new techniques. -A fantasia combines a whole lot of different styles in a unique way. This play combines
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