Mamet Plays 1 - Duck Variations & Sexual Perversity in Chicago & Squirrels & More
Published by Methuen
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The six plays in the Collection are ...
Duck Variations - "A brilliant little play...about two old men sitting on a park bench discussing ducks" ~ Guardian
Sexual Perversity in Chicago - bar-room banter and sexual exploits in Mamet's home town "sweet sad understanding and utterly believable" ~ Chicago Daily News
Squirrels - a sequence of philosophising between a younger writer, an older writer and a cleaning lady which "memorably captures the agony of the creative process" ~ Daily Telegraph
American Buffalo - one of Mamet's most famous plays, set in a junk shop where Three small-time crooks plot to carry out the midnight robbery of a coin collection - in the hours leading up to the heist, friendship becomes the victim in a conflict between loyalty and business
The Water Engine - "a propulsive, kaleidoscopic nightmare"
And Mr Happiness is a short ironic monologue by a Radio DJ commenting on the letters from his listeners