Boston Marriage (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


David Mamet 's Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1984. He is also the author of Writing in Restaurants and On Directing Film, both available from Penguin.

Praise For…


"One of Mamet's most satisfying and accomplished plays, and one of the funniest American comedies in years."  -New York Post

"[Mamet's characters] are at each other's throats with a wit akin to characters out of Wilde and a vengence not unlike those from Pinter, Edward Albee, or Mamet himself."  -The Boston Globe

"Devastatingly funny...exceptionally clever."  -The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375706653
ISBN-10: 0375706658
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: October 8th, 2002
Pages: 128
Language: English