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American Buffalo is a 1976 play by American playwright David Mamet. The play concerns a group of thieves who are plotting to steal a coin collection. The play won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best plat of the 1977 season. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Play – literature / theatre A play (noun) is a common form of literature, usually consisting chiefly of dialog between characters, and usually intended for performance rather than reading. ... A playwright is an author of plays for performance in the theater. ... David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, screenwriter, director and poet born in Flossmoor, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... A thief is someone or something that performs theft, a crime against property. ... 1¢ euro coin A coin is generally a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is used as a form of money. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ...



The Plays of David Mamet

American Buffalo, Bobby Gould In Hell, Boston Marriage, The Cryptogram, The Duck Variations, Edmond, Faustus, The Frog Prince, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Life in the Theatre, Oleanna, Reunion, Romance, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Shawl, Speed-the-Plow, Squirrels, Vint, The Water Engine, The Woods David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, screenwriter, director and poet born in Flossmoor, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... Glengarry Glen Ross - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Oleanna is a play by David Mamet about the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students who accuses him of sexual harassment and, by doing so, spoils his chances of being accorded tenure. ... Sexual Perversity in Chicago is a 1974 play by American playwright David Mamet. ... David Mamets short play Speed-the-Plow (1988) is a satirical dissection of the American movie business, a theme Mamet would revisit in his later films Wag the Dog (1997) and State and Main (2000). ...


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American Buffalo (861 words)
This ugly fable of American free enterprise at the bottom of the food chain examines the mutual treachery of three bungling losers whose planning of a petty burglary ultimately destroys their tenuous mutual trust.
But however it's done, the play looms as a ground-breaking forerunner to the macho-absurdist genre that reached its movie pinnacle two years ago with "Pulp Fiction." An axiom of the genre maintains that in the land of opportunity, business and friendship are lethally incompatible.
A harsh fable about American free enterprise is shrunk into the tortured domestic drama of an odd couple -- one of them pathetically weak but caring, the other a selfish, paranoid destroyer -- and how that couple betrays their orphan son.
AllRefer.com - Buffalo, city, United States, United States (U.S. Political Geography) - Encyclopedia (474 words)
Buffalo is a diversified manufacturing and financial center, with a large health-care industry.
Buffalo's educational institutions include the State Univ. of New York (the city's largest employer), with campuses at Buffalo and suburban Amherst; Canisius College; and D'Youville College.
Buffalo has a music hall and a philharmonic orchestra and a noted park system created by F. Olmsted.
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