David Mamet

David Mamet is author of the plays Race, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theater, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Woods, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Reunion, and The Cryptogram (1995 Obie Award). Translations and adaptations: The Voysey Inheritance by Harvey Granville-Barker; Red River by Pierre Laville; The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov; and Faustus. Films: The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, The Untouchables, House of Games (writer/director), Oleanna (writer/director), Homicide (writer/director), The Spanish Prisoner (writer/director), Hoffa, Wag the Dog, The Edge, The Winslow Boy (writer/director), Hannibal, State and Main (writer/director), Heist (writer/director), Spartan (writer/director), and Redbelt (writer/director). Mamet is also the author of Warm and Cold, a book for children with drawings by Donald Sultan, and two other children’s books, Passover and The Duck and the Goat; Writing in Restaurants, Some Freaks, and Make-Believe Town, three volumes of essays; The Hero Pony and The China Man (books of poems); Three Children’s Plays; On Directing Film; The Cabin; and the novels The Village, The Old Religion, and Wilson. His most recent books include the acting books, True and False and Three Uses of the Knife; The Wicked Son; and Bambi vs. Godzilla. Mamet was also a cocreator of the four-season running, hit CBS television series The Unit, and is a cofounder and member of the Atlantic Theater Company.

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