The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy: Two Screenplays by David MametThe Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy: Two Screenplays by David Mamet

The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy: Two Screenplays

byDavid Mamet

Paperback | September 15, 1999

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Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century's most influential writers for stage and screen. His dialogue--abrasive, rhythmic--illuminates a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots--surprising, comic, topical--have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller. Here are two screenplays demonstrating the astounding range of Mamet's talents.
        The Spanish Prisoner, a neo-noir thriller about a research-and-development cog hoodwinked out of his own brilliant discovery, demonstrates Mamet's incomparable use of character in a dizzying tale of twists and mistaken identity. The Winslow Boy, Mamet's revisitation of Terence Rattigan's  classic 1946 play, tells of a thirteen-year-old boy accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and the tug of war for truth that ensues between his middle-class family and the Royal Navy. Crackling with wit, intelligent and surprising, The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy celebrate Mamet's unique genius and our eternal fascination with the extraordinary predicaments of the common man.
David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught Goddard College, the Yale Drama School, and New York University, and lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is he author of the acclaime...
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Title:The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy: Two ScreenplaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.8 × 5.3 × 0.5 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:037570664X

ISBN - 13:9780375706646

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He is among the 20th century’s most influential writers of the stage and screen -- and The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy are two of the screenplays demonstrating the range of David Mamet’s vast talents. The Spanish Prisoner is a tale of twists and mistaken identity showcasing Mamet’s use of character. In The Winslow Boy, a 13-year-old boy accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order creates a battle for truth between the boy’s family and the Royal Navy.

Editorial Reviews

THE SPANISH PRISONER
"Elegant, entertaining. . . . Mamet's craftiest and most satisfying cinematic puzzle." --The New York Times

THE WINSLOW BOY
"One of the most subtly compelling love stories of the year." --The New York Observer