A Life in the Theatre Summary
David Mamet

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A Life in the Theatre Summary

A Life in the Theatre is one of American playwright David Mamet's early successes. The two-character drama/comedy has hallmarks of Mamet's later work: intense characters; taut, revealing dialogue; and a mentor/teacher relationship. Describing life in the footlights from an actor's point of view, A Life in the Theatre focuses on the relationship between two thespians: Robert, an older, experienced performer; and John, a relative newcomer. Though Robert's guidance is welcomed by John...

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