David Mamet Bibliography

A (hopefully) complete listing of all of David Mamet's works. If you have any additional titles not listed here or years for those titles with no year listing, please mail them to me at: dmip@upstartfilmcollective.com.

All the titles in the screenplay section contain links to additional information on them at the Internet Movie Database.

Those titles in the other sections that are underlined contain links to additional information on them in the David Mamet Cover Collection.

Many thanks go out to Phil Taussky, for providing me with many of these titles.

American Buffalo (1976)
Bobby Gould in Hell (1989)
Boston Marriage (1999)
The Cherry Orchard (adapted from Anton Chekhov)
Collection of Dramatic Scenes and Monologues
The Cryptogram (1995)
D. (now part of The Old Neighborhood - 1997)
The Disappearance of the Jews (1982) (now part of The Old Neighborhood - 1997)
Five Television Plays (1990)
(includes A Waitress in Yellowstone (or: Always Tell the Truth), Bradford, The Museum of Science and Industry Story,
A Wasted Weekend (1987 Hill Street Blues episode), and We Will Take You There)

The Frog Prince (1984)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1984)
Goldberg Street: Short Plays and Monologues (1985)
An Interview
(part of Death Defying Acts, which includes Central Park West by Woody Allen and Hotline by Elaine May)
The Jade Mountain (unpublished)
Jolly (now part of The Old Neighborhood - 1997)
A Life in the Theatre (1977)
A Life With No Joy In It
Lone Canoe or The Explorer (1979, unpublished)
Mackinac (1972)
No One Will Be Immune (1994)
The Old Neighborhood (1997):
(includes three previously solo plays, The Disappearance of the Jews, Jolly, and D.)
Oleanna (1992)
The Poet and the Rent (1981)
The Power Outage (in The New York Times) (1977)
Red River (1983) (adapted from Pierre Laville)
Reunion and Dark Pony (1979)
Revenge of the Space Pandas (or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock) (1978)
The Sanctity of Marriage
Sexual Perversity In Chicago and The Duck Variations (1977)
The Shawl and Prairie du Chien (1985)
Short Plays and Monologues (different from Goldberg Street) (1981)
The Spanish Prisoner (1973)
Speed-the-Plow (1988)
The Three Sisters (adapted from Anton Chekhov)
Three Children's Plays (1986)
Squirrels (1982)
Uncle Vanya (1994) (adapted from Anton Chekhov)
Vint (1985) (from story by Anton Chekhov)
The Water Engine, An American Fable, and Mr. Happiness (1978)
The Woods (1979), Lakeboat (1981), and Edmond (1983)

About Last Night... (1986) -
(adapted from Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Mamet does not get a writer's credit)
American Buffalo (1996)
The Edge (1997)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Hannibal (2001)
Heist (2001)
Hoffa (1992)
Homicide (1991)
House of Games (1987)
Lakeboat (2001)
Lansky (1999, TV)
A Life in the Theatre (1993, TV)
Oleanna (1994)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Rising Sun (uncredited) (1993)
Ronin (as Richard Weisz, with J.D. Zeik) (1997)
The Spanish Prisoner (1998)
Spartan (2004)
State and Main (2000)
Texan (1994)
Things Change (with Shel Silverstein) (1988)
The Untouchables (1987)
Vanya on 42nd Street (adapted from Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya) (1994)
The Verdict (1982)
Wag The Dog (with Hilary Henkin) (1997)
The Water Engine (1992, TV)
We're No Angels (1989)
Whistle (2000)
The Winslow Boy (1999)

Homicide (1991)
House of Games (1987)
Oleanna (1994)
Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants (HBO Special, 1997)
The Spanish Prisoner (1998)
State and Main (2000)
Things Change (1988)
The Winslow Boy (1999)

The Bridge (short story) (1985)
The Old Religion (1997)
The Village (1994)

Air Plays (in Horizon Magazine) (1982)
The Cabin: Reminiscence and Diversions (1992)
Conventional Warfare (in Esquire Magazine) (1985)
Writing in Restaurants (1986)
Essay: A National Dream-Life (in Dramatists Guild Quarterly) (1978)
First Principles (in Theater Magazine) (1981)
Jafsie and John Henry; Essays (1999)
Learn to Love the Theater (in Horizon Magazine) (1978)
Make-Believe Town: Essays and Remembrances (1997)
Mamet in Hollywood (in Horizon Magazine) (1981)
My Kind of Town (in Horizon Magazine) (1981)
On Acting (1999)
On Directing Film (1991)
A Playwright Learns from Film (in The New York Times) (1980)
Playwrights on Resident Theaters: What is to be Done? (in Theater Magazine) (1979)
The Pool Hall (in Rolling Stone Magazine) (1986)
A Sad Comedy About Actors (in The New York Times)(1977)
Some Freaks (1989)
True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor (1997)
Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama (1998)
A Whore's Profession (1994)
The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture (2011)

The Chinaman: Poems (1999)
The Hero Pony (1990)

Children's Books
Bar Mitzvah (with drawings by Donald Sultan) (1999)
The Duck and the Goat (1996)
The Owl (1988)
Passover (1995)
Warm and Cold (with drawings by Donald Sultan) (1989)

(on Rebecca Pidgeon albums)

From "The Raven"
The Raven (lyrics)
You Got Me (lyrics w/Pidgeon)
Heart And Mind (lyrics w/Pidgeon)
Seven Hours (lyrics w/Pidgeon)
The Height Of Land (lyrics w/Pidgeon)

From "The New York Girls' Club"
Underground (lyrics)
Primitive Man (lyrics)
The New York Girls' Club (lyrics w/Pidgeon)
The Word Around Town (lyrics & music w/Shel Silverstein)
The Penguin (lyrics)
Auld Lang Syne (spoken verse)

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