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Critical Essay by Roger Bechtel

SOURCE: Bechtel, Roger. “P.C. Power Play: Language and Representation in David Mamet's Oleanna.Theatre Studies 41 (1996): 29-48.

In the following essay, Bechtel interprets Oleanna through the ideas of literary theorist Stanley Fish.

Introduction

CAROL:
I don't … lots of the language … 
JOHN:
… please … 
CAROL:
The language, the “things” that you say … 
JOHN:
I'm sorry. No. I don't think that that's true.(1) 

David Mamet is nothing if not provocative. Critics and scholars have long held differing interpretations of his plays, and wildly differing opinions of their merit. What they all recognize in common, however, is that Mamet's theatre is one of language. Certainly one of the most striking first impressions of Mamet's writing is the driving sense of...

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