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    1. October 3, 2014

      Speed-the-Plow, Playhouse Theatre, London – review

      Imagine a rugby prop-forward pitching a movie idea to a Reform rabbi. That’s how it looks, for a minute or two at least, but...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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....

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 &...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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....

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. November 22, 2008

      Radio choice

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

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. May 1, 2008

      Directors debut

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

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. November 3, 2007

      TELEVISION

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

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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