Goldberg Street: Short Plays and Monologues (1985)

Goldberg Street: Short Plays and Monologues From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross, here is a collection of thirty-two one-act plays and short dramatic pieces that David Mamet himself considers to be some of the best writing he has ever done. In this single volume are all seven of the plays that make up Vermont Sketches, which Frank Rich of the New York Times has called "remarkable... as terrifying as a stranglehold." Here also are the six plays that The Blue Hour, The Spanish Prisoner, and Goldberg Street comprise, and seventeen more short pieces from one of our greatest living playwrights.

"Mamet is better than ever. He's that rarity, a pure writer, and the synthesis he appears to be making, with echoes from voices as diverse as Beckett, Pinter and Hemingway, is unique and exciting." - Newsweek

"Mamet's ear is uncanny. Nobody today has a more flawless gift for reproducing overheard colloquial speech.... You leave the theater after a Mamet play and realize it's exploded in your brain." - Robert Brustein

"Mr. Mamet [has a] talent for burying layers of meaning into simple, precisely distilled idiomatic language - a talent that can only be compared to Harold Pinter's." - Frank Rich, The New York Times

"Mamet has a miraculous ear for the heightened music of American dialect - it makes poetry out of common usage." - Clive Barnes, New York Post

Chicago-born David Mamet won both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Glengarry Glen Ross, as well as Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and American Buffalo. Among his other published plays are A Life in the Theatre, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Duck Variations, Edmond, Speed-the-Plow, and Oleanna.

Copyright © 1985 by David Mamet
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Published by Grove Press
841 Broadway
New York, NY 10003-4793

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