A Life in the Theatre | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Colin Ludlow

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Critical Essay by Colin Ludlow

David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre offers a decidedly unglamorous view of the show business world. It emphasises not the ecstatic moments of applause, nor the passionate relationships of those caught up in that world, but the mundane routine of the acting profession. The play's title is surprisingly literal. It is a way of life that the drama seeks to evoke, and it concentrates exclusively upon the theatre, showing almost no concern for anything that takes place beyond the stage door.

The play is written as a series of extremely short, separate scenes linked only by the two characters, both actors, who appear in them all….

There is no storyline to join the different incidents and conversations together, but what the play lacks in plot it partly makes up for in atmosphere….

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