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Boston Marriage is a 1999 play by American playwright David Mamet. The play concerns two women at the turn of the 20th Century who are in a "Boston marriage," a relationship between two females that involves both physical and emotional intimacy. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, screenwriter, director, poet, essayist and novelist born to a Jewish family in Flossmoor, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... In the 19th century, Boston marriage was a term used for households where two women lived together, independent of any male support. ...


The two leads, Anna and Claire, argue over Claire's new found "Love" while a Scottish Maid, Catherine, is brought to tears by her employer's harsh verbal rebukes. Things get tense as Anna, a mistress to a wealthy gentleman, tries to talk Claire out of her profession of love for another: a young girl. Claire, on the other hand, has already made plans with her young love to meet at Anna's house in the hopes that she will be able to persuade her new love to engage in a sexual act. Things go awry, however, when the young girl arrives and recognizes that a piece of jewelry that Anna is wearing belongs to her mother.


Will Anna and Claire be able to find a way to hold on to both the young girl and her wealthy but unfaithful father?


David Mamet is awesome.

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, poet, essayist and novelist born to a Jewish family in Flossmoor, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... American Buffalo is a 1976 play by American playwright David Mamet. ... Bobby Gould in Hell is a 1989 one-act play by American playwright David Mamet. ... The Cryptogram is a 1995 play by American playwright David Mamet. ... The Duck Variations is a 1972 play by American playwright David Mamet. ... Edmond is a one-act play written by David Mamet. ... Glengarry Glen Ross is the title of a 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Mamet. ... 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. ... Romance opened in 2005 off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater in New York and was also performed at Londons Almeida Theatre, starring John Mahoney, later that year. ... 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). ... Vint is a 1985 short play by David Mamet, adapted from a short story by Anton Chekhov. ...


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Boston marriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (182 words)
In the 19th century, Boston marriage was a term used for households where two women lived together, independent of any male support.
The play Boston Marriage by David Mamet depicts such a marriage as having an explicitly sexual component.
In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state in the US to allow legal same-sex marriages, which makes Boston the only major city in the US where a "Boston Marriage" can be a legal marriage as well.
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