Additional Resources for Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet

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Dean, Anne. David Mamet: Language as Dramatic Action, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1990.

This book discusses the role of language in Mamet's plays.

Lahr, John. "Profile: Fortress Mamet" in the New Yorker, November 17, 1997, pp., 70-82.

This biographical article gives a sweeping synopsis of Mamet's life and work.

London, Todd. "Mamet vs. Mamet: He's Playwright, Director, Theorist—and His Own Worst Enemy" in American Theatre, July-August, 1996, p. 18.

This article discusses Mamet's extraordinary use of language in his plays and contrasts this aspect of his work with his persona as director of his own plays.

Mamet, David. The Cabin: Reminiscence and Diversions, Random House, 1992.

This book contains a series of autobiographical essays.

Staples, Brent. "Mamet's House of Word Games" in the New York Times, May 29, 1988, pp. B1, B24.

This article discusses Mamet's extraordinary ear for language and how it affects dialogue in his plays.

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