“In a series of scenes we see two actors—a seasoned professional and a novice—backstage and onstage going through a cycle of toles and an entire wardrobe of costumes. . . . The comedy deals not only with the two actors, but with teacher and pupil, mentor and disciple, and the rites of passage. . . . Though the works has serious undertones, it is, first of all, a comedy—and Mr. Mamet’s language glistens. His writing is a gross between the elegant and the vernacular, an ironic combination that is uniquely his own. . . . He is an eloquent master of two-part harmony.” (Mel Gussow quoted on the back copy)
Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for the play Glengarry Glen Ross, Mamet has been an active contributor to the American stage and screen for upwards of five decades.
- Title: A Life in the Theatre
- Author: David Mamet
- Publisher: Grove Press
- Place: New York
- Year: 1978
- Edition: First edition; An Evergreen Book
- Length: 95pp
- Dimensions: 25” x 8”
- Condition: The softcover binding is in very good condition, minimal shelf wear considering the age. There is a small crease on the front cover. The pages are clean—no folds, tears, or extraneous marks. An inscription and a stamp sit on the half title page.