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David Mamet

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From the Archives: David Mamet's "Remembrances" of Being a Young Writer.

Essayist, poet and playwright David Mamet. His latest film, which he wrote and directed, is "The Spanish Prisoner," starring Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon and Steve Martin. His work has been called opinionated, forceful, original and always surprising. MAMET won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "Glengarry Glen Ross" and has written and directed several motion pictures. His most recent book, "Make-Believe Town" (Little, Brown and Co.), is a selection of essays about everything from theater to politics to Judaism. It has just come out in paperback. (REBROADCAST.

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David Mamet's Advice for Actors.

Playwright and Screenwriter David Mamet. His latest film is "The Edge," and he's recently published two books: "The Old Religion," (Simon & Schuster) is a novel about a southern Jewish man falsely accused of murder. "True and False: Heresy and Common sense for the Actor" (Pantheon) is a guide to acting that negates the common and popular dramatic techniques. Mamet won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for "Glengarry Glen Ross."

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David Mamet's "Remembrances" of Being a Young Writer

The essayist, poet and playwright's new book, "Make-Believe Town," is a selection of essays about everything from theater to politics to Judaism. His work has been called opinionated, forceful, original and always surprising. Mamet won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "Glengarry Glen Ross" and has written and directed several motion pictures.

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20:51

From the Archives: Actor and David Mamet Collaborator William H. Macy.

Actor and Theater Director, William H. Macy. A member of Playwright David Mamet's circle of theater innovators, Macy has starred In most Mamet films. Currently he's starred In the new film "Magnolia." He also has a reoccurring role on the TV show "Sportsnight." Macy co-founded the Atlantic Theater Company, an ensemble which performs mainly original works by American writers. Members of the company wrote "A Practical Handbook For The Actor", from notes taken during acting workshops led by Mr. Macy. (REBROADCAST from 5/28/93)

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