This is a superb collection of Notes and Essays by David Mamet, originally released in several seperate volumes from . If it makes it's way back into print, A WHORE'S PROFESSION is an excellent addition to any Mamet fan's library. 2 people found this helpful.
This is a superb collection of Notes and Essays by David Mamet, originally released in several seperate volumes from 1986 to 1991. Here, they are brought together in one handy volume. The first of which is 'The Cabin' (originally published in 1992)- we get many short writings on a variety of subjects: an auction, childhood memories and places (which give a fresh perspective on works like 'The Cryptogram' & 'Prairie du Chien'), cigar smoking, life in London & Vermont and the experience that is the Cannes film festival.
A Whore's Profession book. A Whore's Profession brings together, for the first time, David Mamet's acclaimed volumes of notes and essays, including, The Cabin, Writing in Restaurants, Some Freaks and On Directing Film.
A WHORE'S PROFESSION: A Whole Lot of Book. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ag. .The book is essentially a collection of notes and essays combining several of his earlier books into one volume
A WHORE'S PROFESSION: A Whole Lot of Book.The book is essentially a collection of notes and essays combining several of his earlier books into one volume. WRITING IN RESTAURANTS, SOME FREAKS, ON DIRECTING FILM, and THE CABIN are represented in their entirety. As always with Mamet, you get his opinions loudly, clearly, and entertainingly. He is a very percise writer and often nostalgiac, often humourous. His observations on Life in the Theatre are world-weary and wise.
A Whore's Profession. 1994) Notes and Essays A non fiction book by David Mamet. This is the collected prose of one of America's most provocative playwrights. Mamet assesses himself as a writer and included in this volume are autobiographical vignettes from childhood and youth describing the gamut of human emotion. Similar books by other authors.
A Whore's Profession brings together, for the first time, David Mamet's acclaimed volumes of notes and essays, including, The Cabin, Writing in Restaurants, Some Freaks and On Directing Film. Poignant, intimate, insightful and witty by turns, these writings are an essential accompaniment for David Mamet's plays, and an education for anyone interested in theatre, film, and writing. In these wise, revealing, and endlessly amusing pieces, David Mamet touches upon many aspects of his life as a writer.
item 1 A Whores Profession: Notes and Essays, Mamet, David, Used; Good Book -A Whores Profession: Notes and . David Mamet is a director as well as the author of numerous acclaimed plays, books, and screenplays.
item 1 A Whores Profession: Notes and Essays, Mamet, David, Used; Good Book -A Whores Profession: Notes and Essays, Mamet, David, Used; Good Book. His non-fiction includes True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor, On Directing Film and Writing in Restaurants, and his plays include Oleanna and Speed-the-Plow. His play Glengarry Glen Ross won a Pulitzer Prize, and his screenplay The Verdict was nominated for an Academy Award.
But the essays on acting, writing and directing interested me most, and these are what I took occasional notes o.
But the essays on acting, writing and directing interested me most, and these are what I took occasional notes on. Although, as he says, his thoughts on directing came after directing only two movies, at which point he thought he knew it all, but didn’t know how much he didn’t know. Writing in Restaurants - Preface. When directing on stage, I would arm myself with a detailed outline, the intentions of each character, and notes to myself on how to communicate these intentions to the actors (through the means of direction) and to the audience (through manipulation of the scenic elements).
A Whore’s Profession: Notes and Essays by David Mamet Faber, 412 pp, £1. 9, June 1994, ISBN 0 571 17076 . A Whore’s Profession collects four previously published books: Writing in Restaurants (1986); Some Freaks (1989); On Directing Film (1991); The Cabin (1992). 9, June 1994, ISBN 0 571 17076 5. The earlier plays of David Mamet seemed to spring from a meeting between Arthur Miller and Harold Pinter, as if the characters from The Caretaker or The Homecoming had caught the American anxieties of Death of a Salesman. Mamet doesn’t really believe the theatre is a whore’s profession. He’s a nice Jewish boy, as he tells us.
drama) 1990 †Homicide (film) 1991 The Cabin: Reminiscence and Diversions (memoirs) 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross (screenplay) 1992 Hoffa (screenplay) 1992 Oleanna (drama) 1992 The Cryptogram (drama) 1994 †Oleanna (film) 1994 Vanya on 42nd Street (screenplay) 1994 The Village (novel) 1994 A Whore's Profession (notes and essays) 1994 Passover (novella) 1995. A playwright who imprisons his characters within crippling verbal debris" is how Jeanette Malkin of Jerusalem's Hebrew University describes David Mamet in a book.