Shawl And Prairie Du Chien by David MametShawl And Prairie Du Chien by David Mamet

Shawl And Prairie Du Chien

byDavid Mamet

Paperback | January 24, 1994

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The Shawl, which opened to critical and popular acclaim, is about a smalltime mystic out to bilk a bereaved woman out of her inheritance. In his review of the New Theatre Company's presentation of The Shawl in Chicago, Richard Christiansen called the play 'a beautifully crafted piece of work, with a sharp, hurting edge. . . . His [Mamet's] spinning of the yarn . . . is ingenious, and his control of the sounds and rhythms of dialogue has never been more awesome. . . . An exquisitely tooled chamber drama.'In Prairie du Chien a railroad car speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a violent story of obsessive jealousy, murder, and suicide punctuated by the camaraderie of a friendly card game exploding into a moment of menace.
David Mamet, November 30, 1947 - David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947 in Flossmoor, Illinois. He attended Goddard College in Vermont and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He began his career as an actor and a director, but soon turned to playwriting. He won acclaim in 1976 with three Off-Broadway plays, "Th...
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Title:Shawl And Prairie Du ChienFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.28 inPublished:January 24, 1994Publisher:Grove/Atlantic

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ISBN - 10:0802151728

ISBN - 13:9780802151728

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The shawl, which opened to critical and popular acclaim in April 1985, is about a smalltime mystic out to bilk a bereaved woman of her inheritance. In Prairie du Chien a railroad car speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a violent story of obsessive jealousy, murder and suicide punctuated by the camaraderie of a friendly card game exploding into a moment of menace.