The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture Fun Activities

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Mamet's Films

Students should watch at least one--preferably more--films by the author and write a review which examines the political and social elements of the work. How do these reflect Mamet's ideas in the book?

Biographical Interview

Using one of the figures the author speaks of in the book, allow students to reenact an interview with this figure. One student will play "interviewer" and the other will answer as the political figure questions about their work.

Mamet Reviews

Study the history of David Mamet's plays and films and find a review of one production from his history. Bring this review to the class and discuss the elements of the piece, what the critic thought of it, etc.

Mamet Interview

Check library archives to locate an interview with David Mamet discussing his political ideals and their transformation. Bring this to class for students to watch and discuss.

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