David Mamet | Critical Essay by Edith Oliver

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of David Mamet.
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Critical Essay by Edith Oliver

["Reunion"] is about the reunion, after twenty-one years, of a father and his daughter in his apartment in Boston…. Needless to say (for this is Mamet), the humor—and there is plenty of it—is as true as the emotion. By the time the play is over, two lives have been laid bare before us…. Time after time, the conversation plunges into depths, and time after time the father brings it back to the surface, realizing, after another reminiscent anecdote that comes to nothing, that all they have is the present and that they must go on from there. The ending is moving and right for this most moving play…. Mr. Mamet's ear for the small rhythms and patterns of the speech of working people and his sense of the subtle inflections of emotion in...

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