Speed the Plow

Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, disturbing play about the power of money and sex in Hollywood, and how they corrupt two movie producers.

Author: David Mamet

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802191816

Category: Drama

Page: 82

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Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, disturbing play about the power of money and sex in Hollywood, and how they corrupt two movie producers. Speed-the-Plow opened at Lincoln Center to sold-out seats, rave reviews and much fanfare in March 1988—staring Madonna, Joe Mantegna, and Ron Silver—and later moved to and had a long-standing run on Broadway.

New York Magazine

The title of Mamet's latest, Speed-the- Plow, derives from the fifteenth-century phrase "God speed the plow," i.e., grant success to your enterprise. Death may explain the absence of God from the title; the presence of those hyphens is ...

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A Study Guide for David Mamet s Speed the Plow

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410358998

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

David Mamet

In Speed - the - Plow , this vision seems at its bleakest . " The final line " is an unrivaled celebration of darkness . " sSTP 4 Burkman , Katherine H. " The Myth of Narcissus : Shepard's True West and Mamet's Speed - the - Plow .

Author: David K. Sauer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313318360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

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Presents a complete picture of the critical responses to David Mamet's plays.

Imagination in Transition

And while Hollywood may be the “ whipping - boy ” subject matter of the playwright's immediately subsequent theatrical work , Speed - the - Plow ( 1988 ) , that play's conventional dramatic construction has repeatedly been noted .

Author: Bruce Barton

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052019886

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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The move from playwright to cinema screenwriter and director is a rare accomplishment. No American writer has achieved this transition with the level of success enjoyed over the past two decades by David Mamet. Over this same period Mamet has also authored a body of aggressive critical writing that demonstrates enduring aesthetic and ideological preoccupations, regularly expressed as a set of confident «best practices». However, the relationship between theory and practice becomes particularly (and productively) rowdy at the sites of Mamet's transitional «media crossing». Imagination in Transition establishes a flexible set of core characteristics of Mamet's dramatic and theatrical dramaturgy, and then compares these with the textual and cinematographic strategies employed by Mamet in his initial, «transitional» feature films. This study, then, offers both an innovative approach to Mamet's work and an illuminating framework for cross-media analysis.

Hollywood on Stage

We make a great mistake, however, in equating Mamet's comments and essays, such as "Film Is a Collaborative Business," however much they provide a gloss for his work, with the play itself, and in delimiting Speed-the-Plow a shallow, ...

Author: Kimball King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136525674

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Staging the Rage

The men may return to their buddy relationship at the end of Speed - the - Plow , Hall writes , but it will not be the same . “ Through Gould's relationship with Karen , however , we have seen his insecurity , the lack which he tries to ...

Author: Katherine H. Burkman

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637639

Category: Drama

Page: 274

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This study is divided into four sections, whose general topics trace various manifestations of misogyny in nineteenthand twentieth-century drama. Recent attempts to dismantle and expose relations between gender and spectacle receive attention in a volume that suggests exciting possibilities for a revision of theater.

Asaph

GOD SPEED THE PLOW . " With life and energy . 1. My song shall be no - blest art , That Whose la - bors cheer each home and heart , From man bath cot - tage ey to er the known ; throne , } Whose toil enreg our dai - ly bread To 2.

Author: Lowell Mason

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044077967354

Category: Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied

Page: 384

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