Boston Marriage

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Vintage Books, 2002 - Drama - 113 pages
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One of America's most provocative dramatists conquers new territory with this droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian drawing room.

Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming "women of fashion" who live together on the fringes of society.  Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald.  Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a young girl and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation.  As the two women exchange barbs and taunt their hapless maid, Claire's inamorata arrives and sets off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's future at risk.  Mamet brings his trademark tart dialogue and impeccable plotting, spiced with Wildean wit, to this wickedly funny comedy.

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User Review  - Ana Hurka-robles - Goodreads

The funniest work ever written about my people. Read full review

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User Review  - Allyson Capetta - Goodreads

My fav of Mamet....although it is apparent that Mamet is writing these lesbians with a masculine overtone because (let's be honest) he cannot write much else, I found some of the dialogue and complicated relationships interesting. Read full review


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David Mamet has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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