Boston Marriage

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 17, 2010 - Drama - 128 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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A very good and very funny drawing-room style play about two former lesbian lovers whose machinations draw them back together. mamet doesn't get enough credit for his humor, but when he's on, it's a spectacle to behold. I really enjoyed this one. Read full review

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Really more of a skit than a full-blooded play. Don't know how the rapid-fire, lit-ref laden dialogue comes across on stage, but it was fun to read. Ultimately unfulfulling and left me a little flat at the end. 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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