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by David Mamet

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ISBN:
067974536X
Author:
David Mamet
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage; 1st Vintage Books ed edition (May 4, 1993)
Pages:
96 pages
EPUB book:
1510 kb
FB2 book:
1899 kb
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1334 kb
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Rating:
4.5
Votes:
278


David Mamet's Two-Person Play, 'Oleanna'. Oleanna," a powerful two-character drama by David Mamet, explores the destructiveness of miscommunication and excessive political correctness.

David Mamet's Two-Person Play, 'Oleanna'. It is a play about academic politics, student/teacher relationships, and sexual harassment. Carol, a female college student, privately meets with her male professor.

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Oleanna is a two-character play by David Mamet, about the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students, who accuses him of sexual exploitation and, by doing so, spoils his chances of being accorded tenure. Mamet later adapted his play into a film of the same name.

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David Mamet has raised outrage to an art form. scorcher. The woods are burning, and all of us are being seared in the fire. Boston Globe Mamet’s clenched fist to the gut-and intellec. vicious and timely riff on sexual harassment and political correctness. Pinter, Albee, Miller. In David Mamet's latest play, a male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault.

Oleanna, David Mamet Oleanna is a two-character, three act play, by David Mamet, about the power struggle between a university professor, and one of his female students,. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault

In David Mamet's latest play, a male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition.

In David Mamet's latest play, a male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition.

David Mamet is a world-leading author, playwright and screenwriter, whose many awards include the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, Obie Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award and Tony Award.

In David Mamet’s latest play, a male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition. David Mamet is a world-leading author, playwright and screenwriter, whose many awards include the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, Obie Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award and Tony Award. Many of his plays are considered modern classics and include Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, Edmond, The Cryptogram and Speed the Plow.

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In a terrifyingly short time, a male college instructor and his female student descend from a discussion of her grades into a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse.
  • Hasirri
At a time when sexual harassment was just really being defined David Mamet does a phenomenal job of making you stop and feel..think..ponder...sense...all the possibilities of how communication can be confused or misused. How we humans take advantage in one way or another in a power struggle. Fantastic read! Leave your judgement at the door and allow the story to unfold...
  • Pooker
I am a fan of much of Mamet's work and saw this play in the original production off-Broadway. Then, it was about political correctness gone mad, whereas now the play feels like it's really about power. As a power struggle between the teacher and the student, the play is funny and gripping, but not as intellectual as it was when it first came out. Read it as a polemic, (which I think Mamet originally intended) and it will fall flat. Read it as modern Strindberg and it will resonate.
  • Grillador
Mamet masterpiece. Makes you think, especially given current events.
  • Dilmal
It was a good play and the book came in great quality.
  • ChallengeMine
Without my revealing the agonizing plot of this play, you can be sure it will make you squirm - Mamet can always be counted upon to present the cutting edge of contemporary life, and Oleanna ranks among his most page turning presentations.
  • Kagrel
I really liked this play. David Mamet is a pretty good play write. The play is sure to evoke your emotions. It's a simple play that keeps you interested.
  • Mautaxe
Classic Mamet and great if you need a two person scene selection for class work
Okay ... once you've seen Mamet performed ... I mean, performed properly, with a good cast -- there is no going back. The pacing of this thing is horrible. The dialogue exchanges sometimes make absolutely no sense, especially when it's supposed to be a conversation between two people in one room, and it reads like two people having a conversation from two different planets. The dialogue is very particular in that it is one person talking to himself -- the characters both sound the same, "don't you see? Do you see? You don't see?" Now ... going back to that garbage about seeing Mamet performed by proper actors -- that came out, because I realized halfway through this that I was reading ... I was reading ... I was reading, and visualizing Kevin Spacey as the Professor and Al Pacino as the girl. Seriously. Seriously. It was so much more entertaining like that. It was a good, short, quick -- wait -- wait -- I have a teleph -- a tele ... a -- a CALL. A CALL. But -- yes? But ... nnnnn. Right. You, right then, you thought, What? That's how annoying the telephone call scenes are written.