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  1. May 31, 2013

    Race, Hampstead Theatre, London

    David Mamet is routinely praised for a dramatic language that is both stylised and naturalistic in its repetitions and...

  2. March 1, 2013

    US and them

    Hundreds of planes cross the Atlantic every day, but, despite similarly writer-led theatre cultures, only a very small...

  1. December 3, 2012

    The Anarchist, Golden Theatre, New York

    Somewhere at the heart of The Anarchist lurks a first-rate play straining to break out – almost as eagerly as Cathy, the...

  2. November 20, 2012

    The best films show business at its worst

    Hollywood has always been the world capital of the film industry, and movies are the quintessential American art form....

  3. June 23, 2012

    Fact and fantasy in the newsroom

    In one of those cosmic coincidences of timing, just as the Leveson inquiry in the UK paints journalists in the worst...

  4. November 21, 2011

    How the World Began, Arcola Theatre, London

    Catherine Trieschmann’s play is in effect an evolutionist/creationist version of David Mamet’s Oleanna. Instead of a liberal...

  5. June 18, 2011

    Bankrupt strategy of the dishonest and the lazy

    From Mr Allan Marson. Sir, It was inaccurate, racist and offensive of David Mamet to suggest that British empathy for the...

  6. June 18, 2011

    Media obsession with Israel is out of proportion

    From Mr James Davidson. Sir, John Gapper is right to highlight that “the elision of criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism...

  7. June 18, 2011

    Trollope’s delightful Madame Max is clearly Jewish

    From Lord Tugendhat. Sir, David Mamet is less than fair in presenting Trollope as anti- Semitic (Lunch with the FT, Life &...

  8. June 10, 2011

    Lunch with the FT: David Mamet

    Even sitting at a banquette in one corner of the nearly empty Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, an old-style grill in Greenwich...

  9. June 8, 2011

    Take a bow, Mr Mamet

    From Mr Timothy Jacobson. Sir, Regarding John Lloyd’s review of The Secret Knowledge (“The play’s the thing for David...

  10. June 6, 2011

    The Secret Knowledge

    The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, by David Mamet, Sentinel (Penguin Group), RRP£17.26, $27.95...

  11. June 11, 2010

    Make mine a quintuple

    Craving a comedy? Then Series B in the Ensemble Studio Theatre's annual one-act-play marathon may not slake your thirst....

  12. June 10, 2010

    EST Marathon, New York

    Claire Siebers, Delphi Harrington and Adria Vitlar in ‘Interviewing Miss Davis’ Craving a comedy? Then Series B in the...

  13. January 2, 2010

    Christians myth their chance

    All but buried beneath consumption (up this year) and entertainment (more this year), the Christian myth struggled for...

  14. December 12, 2009

    Pride, prejudice – and not a bonnet in sight

    Opening in New York this week, a new play by David Mamet called Race: the posters proclaim it’s the new four-letter word....

  15. December 8, 2009

    Race

    Charles Strickland, the defendant in David Mamet's new criminal-case drama Race , is a white billionaire accused of raping a...

  16. December 7, 2009

    Race, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York

    Charles Strickland, the defendant in David Mamet’s new criminal-case drama Race, is a white billionaire accused of raping a...

  17. October 2, 2009

    A refresher in Mamet-speak

    To activate their literary acumen in the morning, some writers do crosswords, others send e-mails, and still others hurl...

  18. October 1, 2009

    Two Unrelated Plays, Atlantic Theatre, New York

    To activate their literary acumen in the morning, some writers do crosswords, others send e-mails, and still others hurl...

  19. February 21, 2009

    TV films

    After the wilfully tasteless excesses of his early features, Peter Jackson gave a hint of the dark delights to come with...

  20. November 22, 2008

    Radio choice

    Radio 3, typical of the BBC, flounders between dross and imaginative, sensitive excellence. Saturday's Between the Ears...

  21. October 27, 2008

    Speed-the-Plow, Barrymore Theatre, New York

    All roads lead to David Mamet, at least right now in New York. To choose one example: Howard Korder’s Boys’ Life, in revival...

  22. October 4, 2008

    Paul Newman And A Lesson In Morality

    Management is a moral task, above all. Lives, and people's well-being, are at stake. In the current frenzy of financial...

  23. September 27, 2008

    Films on release Nigel Andrews

    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Mamoru Hosoda 98 mins (PG) A gem of Japanimation from director Mamoru Hosoda. Makoto...

  24. May 1, 2008

    Directors debut

    Senior business figures and celebrities were out in full force yesterday at the Institute of Directors annual convention at...

  25. April 19, 2008

    Paperbacks: Bambi Vs. Godzilla - On The Nature, Purpose, And Practice Of The Movie Business

    by David Mamet Vintage Books $13.95 David Mamet's sharp polemic, somewhere between a considered essay and an unfettered...

  26. April 19, 2008

    Bambi Vs. Godzilla

    Bambi Vs. Godzilla – On The Nature, Purpose, And Practice Of The Movie Business By David Mamet Vintage Books $13.95 David...

  27. February 9, 2008

    Speed-the-Plow

    Old Vic, London SE1 There's a very juicy line-up for this new production of David Mamet's caustic 1988 comedy about...

  28. January 23, 2008

    The Improvathon 2008

    One of oddball theatre guru Ken Campbell's more recent enthusiasms has been for improvised theatre. A couple of years ago...

  29. January 22, 2008

    The Improvathon 2008, People Show Studios, London

    One of oddball theatre guru Ken Campbell’s more recent enthusiasms has been for improvised theatre. A couple of years ago he...

  30. January 17, 2008

    A victory for the president

    At some point in 2008, the American public will cease to be transfixed by the presidential election and stop its...

  31. November 3, 2007

    TELEVISION

    Saturday evening is looking pretty thin for those not interested in repeats and reality shows, though there is a typically...

  32. October 20, 2007

    THEATRE SARAH HEMMING & IAN SHUTTLEWORTH

    Kebab Royal Court Upstairs, London SW1 The International Playwrights season brings us an opportunity to see another side of...

  33. October 16, 2007

    The rhythms of theft and deception

    Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) is not among David Mamet's deepest or most impassioned plays. But it is surely the finest...

  34. October 12, 2007

    Mauritius

    Theresa Rebeck has long toiled in the vineyards of off-Broadway, and she fully deserves to shower in the bubbly acclaim...

  35. October 11, 2007

    Mauritius, Biltmore Theatre, New York

    Theresa Rebeck has long toiled in the vineyards of off-Broadway, and she fully deserves to shower in the bubbly acclaim that...

  36. October 6, 2007

    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Apollo Theatre, London WC1 It's nearly 25 years since David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross had its premiere at the National...

  37. July 7, 2007

    FILMS ON RELEASE

    Die Hard 4.0 Len Wiseman 130 mins (15) Bruce Willis, grim-visaged and follically challenged, resembles a 10-minute egg...

  38. April 25, 2007

    Crisis of nerves hits Republicans

    Having visited countless Republican precincts across the country in the past few months, Frank Luntz, the Republican...

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