David Mamet Biography (1947-)

Surname is pronounced "Mam-it"; full name, David Alan Mamet; born November 30, 1947, in Chicago (some sources cite Flossmoor), IL; son of Bernard Morris (an attorney) and Lenore June (a teacher; maiden name, Silver) Mamet; brotherof Lynn Mamet (a writer and producer) and Tony Mamet (an actor); married Lindsay Crouse (an actress), December 21, 1977 (divorced); married Rebecca Pidgeon (an actress, singer, and songwriter), September 22, 1991; children: (firstmarriage) Willa, Zosia; (second marriage) Clara, Noah. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, producer, director, actor
Birth Details
November 30, 1947
Illinois

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Director
  • Beyond the Horizon, St. Nicholas Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1974
  • The Woods (two-act), St. Nicholas Theatre, 1977
  • Reunion, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Twelfth Night, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1980
  • A Sermon (one-act), Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • The Woods (two-act), Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Litko (double-bill with Shoehorn), Hartley House Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Oleanna, American Repertory Theatre, Hasty Pudding Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1991-1992, then Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1992-1994, other productions
  • The Cryptogram, London, 1994, later C. Walsh Theatre, Boston, MA,1995, then Westside Arts Theatre Upstairs, New York City, 1995
  • Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants (solo show), Second Stage Theatre,McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1994, c. 1998
  • Dangerous Corner, Atlantic Theatre Company, New York City, 1995
  • Ricky Jay: On the Stem (solo show), Second Stage Theatre, 2002
  • Dr. Faustus, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 2004
  • House manager and lighting technician for a production of The Fantasticks, off-Broadway.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Ricky Jay and David Mamet: Two Hussies, Town Hall Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Film Director
  • House of Games, Orion, 1987
  • Things Change, Columbia, 1988
  • Homicide, Columbia, 1991
  • Oleanna, Samuel Goldwyn, 1994
  • The Spanish Prisoner, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997
  • The Winslow Boy, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • State and Main (also known as Sequences et consequences), Fine Line, 2000
  • Heist (also known as Le vol), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Spartan, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Whistle, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Other
  • Associate producer, Hoffa, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Herb, Black Widow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Lansky, HBO, 1999
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, "A Life in the Theatre," Great Performances, PBS, 1979
  • Executive producer (with Michael Hausman), "Lip Service," HBO Showcase, HBO, 1988
  • Executive producer, A Life in the Theatre, TNT, 1993
  • Director, Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants, HBO, 1996
  • Director, Catastrophe, PBS, 2000
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Strays," The Shield, FX Network, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Himself, Changing Stages, PBS, 2001
  • Movies
  • Brown-haired man, "The Water Engine," TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1992
  • Specials
  • Himself, "Sanford Meisner--The Theatre's Best Kept Secret," American Masters, PBS, 1990
  • Himself, Chicago on Stage, PBS, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1984
  • Himself, The South Bank Show, London Weekend Television, 1985
  • Voice, "New Phone System," Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1997
  • The Directors, 2004
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage Plays
  • Lakeboat (one-act), Marlboro Theatre Workshop, Marlboro, VT, 1970,revised version produced in Milwaukee, WI, 1980, then Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1982, later Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982, published by Grove Press, 1981, and in collections
  • Mackinac (for children), St. Nicholas Company, Goddard College Theatre, Plainfield, VT, 1972
  • Marranos, Chicago, IL, c. 1972
  • Duck Variations (one-act), St. Nicholas Company, Goddard College Theatre, 1972, then Theatre at St. Clement's Church, New York City, 1975, thenCherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1976-1977, later Regent Theatre, London,1977, published in collections
  • The Poet and the Rent: A Play for Kids from Seven to 8:15, Chicago, IL, 1974, published in collections
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago (one-act), Organic Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, 1974, then Theatre at St. Clement's Church, 1975, then Cherry Lane Theatre, 1976, later Regent Theatre, 1977, published in collections
  • Squirrels (one-act), St. Nicholas Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1974, thenKing's Head Theatre, London, 1993, published by Samuel French, 1982, and incollections
  • American Buffalo (two-act), Goodman Theatre, Stage Two, Chicago, IL, 1975, then Theatre at St. Clement's Church, 1976, revised version producedat Ethel Barrymore Theatre and Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1977, then Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1978, later Circle in the Square Downtown, New YorkCity, 1981-1982, and Booth Theatre, New York City, 1983, published by Grove Press, 1977, and in collections
  • Reunion (one-act), St. Nicholas Theatre, 1976, produced in a double-bill with Dark Pony, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1977, produced with Dark Pony and The Sanctity of Marriage as Reunion, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1979, published in collections
  • All Men Are Whores: An Inquiry, Yale Cabaret, New Haven, 1977, published in collections
  • Mr. Happiness (monologue), produced in a double-bill with The Water Engine: An American Fable (two-act), New York Shakespeare Festival,Public Theatre, Martinson Hall, 1977-1978, and Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1978, published with The Water Engine: An American Fable, Grove Press, 1978, and in collections
  • The Revenge of the Space Pandas; or, Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock (for children), St. Nicholas Theatre, then Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, Queens, New York City, both 1977, published by Dramatic Publishing Company, 1978, and in collections
  • The Water Engine: An American Fable (two-act; based on his radio play), St. Nicholas Theatre, 1977, produced in a double-bill with Mr. Happiness, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Martinson Hall, NewYork City, 1977-1978, and Plymouth Theatre, 1978, published with Mr. Happiness, Grove Press, 1978, and in collections
  • A Life in the Theatre (one-act), Goodman Theatre, Stage Two, 1977,then Theatre De Lys (now Lucille Lortel Theatre), New York City, 1977-1978,later Open Space Theatre, London, 1979, published by Grove Press, 1978
  • Dark Pony (one-act), produced in a double-bill with Reunion, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1977, produced with Reunion and The Sanctity of Marriage as Reunion, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1979, published in collections
  • The Woods (two-act), St. Nicholas Theatre, 1977, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City,1979, later Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1982, then London, 1984, published by Grove Press, 1979, and in collections
  • Libretto, Lone Canoe; or, The Explorer (musical), music and lyricsby Alaric Jans, Goodman Theatre, 1979
  • The Sanctity of Marriage (one-act), produced with Reunion and Dark Pony as Reunion, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1979, published in collections
  • Shoeshine (one-act), Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1979,published in collections
  • Prairie du Chien (one-act), first produced in 1979, produced in adouble-bill with The Shawl, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City,1985-1986, produced in London, 1986, published with The Shawl, Grove Press, 1985, and in collections
  • The Blue Hour: City Sketches, produced in 1981, published as The Blue City Sketches, Dramatists Play Service, and in collections
  • Donny March, produced in 1981
  • In Old Vermont, produced in 1981, published in collections
  • Litko, produced in 1981, produced in a double-bill with Shoehorn, Hartley House Theatre, New York City, 1984, published in collections
  • A Sermon (one-act), Ensemble Studio Theatre, 1981, then London, 1987, published in collections
  • Edmond, Goodman Theatre, 1982, then Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1982, later London, 1985, then Atlantic Theatre Company, New York City, 1996, published by Grove Press, 1983, and in collections
  • The Disappearance of the Jews (one-act), Goodman Theatre, 1983, published in collections
  • The Dog, produced in 1983, published in collections
  • Film Crew, produced in 1983, published in collections
  • 4 A.M., produced in 1983, published in collections
  • Prologue: American Twilight, produced in 1983, published by Dramatists Play Service
  • (Adaptor) Pierre Laville, Red River, Goodman Theatre, 1983
  • "Two Conversations," "Two Scenes," and "Yes, but So What," produced in Five Unrelated Pieces, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 1983, published in collections
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (two-act), National Theatre, London, 1983, then Goodman Theatre, 1984, later John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1984-1985,published by Grove Press, 1984, and in collections
  • "Conversations with the Spirit World," "Deer Dogs," "Dowsing," and "Pint's a Pound the World Around," in Vermont Sketches, produced in New YorkCity, 1984, published in collections
  • Mamet, produced in 1984
  • The Frog Prince (for children), produced in Louisville, KY, 1984,then in Marathon '85, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 1985, published in collections
  • Columbus Avenue, produced in 1985, published in collections
  • Food, produced in 1985, published in collections
  • In the Mall, produced in 1985, published in collections
  • Maple Sugaring, produced in 1985, published in collections
  • Morris and Joe, produced in 1985, published in collections
  • The Power Outage, produced in 1985, published in collections
  • The Spanish Prisoner, New Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, 1985
  • "Vint" (one-act; based on a story by Anton Chekhov) in Orchards, produced in Urbana, IL, 1985, then Acting Company, New York City, 1985, and Lucille Lortel Theatre, 1986, published in Orchards, Grove Press, 1986
  • The Shawl (one-act), New Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, 1985, then Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1985, produced in a double-bill with Prairie du Chien, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1985-1986, producedin London, 1986, published with Prairie du Chien, Grove Press, 1985,and in collections
  • (Adaptor) Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, New Theatre Company,Goodman Theatre, 1985, published by Grove Press, 1987
  • "Where Were You When It Went Down?" in Urban Blight (musical revue), music by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Speed-the-Plow, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1988, later produced at the Richmond Theatre, Surrey, England, 2000, published by Grove Press, 1988, and in collections
  • "Bobby Gould in Hell" in Oh, Hell, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1989, then London, 1991
  • Goldberg Street, produced in 1990, published as Goldberg Street: Short Plays and Monologues, Grove Press, 1989
  • (Adaptor and editor) Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya, produced at Goodman Theatre, 1990, published by Grove Press, 1989
  • Bradford, produced in 1990, published in collections
  • The Museum of Science and Industry Story, produced in 1990, published in collections
  • A Waitress in Yellowstone, produced in 1990, published in collections
  • A Wasted Weekend, produced in 1990, published in collections
  • We Will Take You There, produced in 1990, published in collections
  • (With Amlin Gray and Romulus Linney) An Evening of Mamet, Gray, and Linney, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Stiemke Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1991-1992
  • (Adaptor) Anton Chekhov, The Three Sisters, Atlantic Theatre, 1991, published as The Three Sisters: A Play, Samuel French, 1992
  • Oleanna, American Repertory Theatre, Hasty Pudding Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1991-1992, then Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1992-1994, later London, 1993, also other productions, published by Pantheon, 1992, and Dramatists Play Service, 1993
  • The Old Neighborhood (includes The Disappearance of the Jews, Jolly, and Deeny), produced in 1991, later by American Repertory Theatre, Booth Theatre, 1997-1998, later Royal Court Theatre Downstairs,London, published as The Old Neighborhood: Three Plays, Vintage, 1998
  • "A Speech for Michael Dukakis" in Vox Pop, Atlantic Theatre Company, 1992
  • The Cryptogram, produced in London, 1994, later C. Walsh Theatre,Boston, MA, 1995, then Westside Arts Theatre Upstairs, New York City, 1995, published by Dramatists Play Service, 1995, and by Vintage, 1995
  • "An Interview" (one-act) in Death-Defying Acts, Rich Forum, Stamford, CT, then Variety Arts Theatre, New York City, both 1995
  • Boston Marriage, American Repertory Theatre, Hasty Pudding Theatre, 1999, then Donmar Warehouse Theatre and New Ambassador's Theatre, both London, 2001
  • Dr. Faustus, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 2004
  • Additional plays and shorter dramatic pieces include Almost Done,Businessmen, Cold, Doctor, Dodge, Epilogue, Fish, The Hat, The Joke Code, L.A. Sketches, No One Will Be Immune, A Perfect Mermaid, A Scene: Australia, Steve McQueen, Sunday Afternoon, and Two Enthusiasts, all published by Dramatists Play Service; other plays include The Luftenmensch. Mamet's plays have also been widely produced in regional and repertory theatres throughout the United States and abroad.
  • Play Collections
  • American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Duck Variations: ThreePlays, Eyre Methuen, 1978
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Duck Variations: Two Plays, GrovePress, 1978
  • The Water Engine: An American Fable and Mr. Happiness: Two Plays,Grove Press, 1978
  • Reunion and Dark Pony: Two Plays, Grove Press, 1979
  • Short Plays and Monologues (includes All Men Are Whores: An Inquiry, The Blue Hour: City Sketches, In Old Vermont, Litko, Prairie du Chien, A Sermon, and Shoeshine), Dramatists Play Service, 1981
  • Reunion, Dark Pony, and The Sanctity of Marriage: Three Plays, Samuel French, 1982
  • A Collection of Dramatic Sketches and Monologues (includes Columbus Avenue, the radio play Cross Patch, The Dog, Film Crew, Five Unrelated Pieces, Food, 4 A.M., the radioplay Goldberg Street, In the Mall, Maple Sugaring, Morris and Joe, The Power Outage, Steve McQueen, Two Conversations, Two Scenes, Vermont Sketches, and Yes, but SoWhat), Samuel French, 1985
  • Three Children's Plays (contains The Frog Prince, The Poet and the Rent: A Play for Kids from Seven to 8:15, and The Revenge of the Space Pandas; or, Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock), Grove Press, 1986
  • The Woods, Lakeboat, Edmond, Grove Press, 1987
  • Five Television Plays: A Waitress in Yellowstone; Bradford; The Museumof Science and Industry Story; A Wasted Weekend; and We Will Take You There, Grove Press, 1990
  • A Life with No Joy in It, and Other Plays and Pieces, Dramatists Play Service, 1994
  • No One Will Be Immune and Other Plays and Pieces, Dramatists PlayService, 1994
  • Plays: One (includes American Buffalo, Chronology, Duck Variations, Mr. Happiness, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Squirrels, and The Water Engine), Methuen, 1994
  • Plays: Two (includes Dark Pony, Edmond, A Life inthe Theatre, Lakeboat, and Reunion), Methuen, 1996
  • Plays: Three (includes Glengarry Glen Ross, Prairie du Chien, The Shawl, and Speed-the-Plow), Methuen, 1996
  • The Old Neighborhood: Three Plays (contains Deeny, The Disappearance of the Jews, and Jolly), Vintage, 1998
  • Contributor of plays to books, including The Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon '84, Broadway Play, 1985.
  • Screenplays
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (based on the novel by James M. Cain), Paramount, 1981
  • The Verdict (based on the novel by Barry Reed), Columbia, 1982
  • (Uncredited) About Last Night (based on his play Sexual Perversity in Chicago), TriStar, 1986
  • (And story) House of Games, Orion, 1987, published by Grove Press,1987
  • The Untouchables (based on the television series of the same name), Paramount, 1987
  • (With Shel Silverstein) Things Change, Columbia, 1988, published by Grove Press, 1988
  • We're No Angels (based on an earlier film of the same name), Paramount, 1989, published by Grove Press, 1990
  • Homicide, Columbia, 1991, published by Grove Press, 1992
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (based on his stage play), New Line Cinema, 1992
  • Hoffa, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • (Uncredited) Additional dialogue, Rising Sun, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Oleanna (based on his stage play), Samuel Goldwyn, 1994
  • Vanya on 42nd Street (based on the play Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov), Sony Pictures Classics, 1994
  • American Buffalo (based on his stage play), Samuel Goldwyn, 1996
  • (As Richard Weisz) The Edge, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • (With Hilary Henkin) Wag the Dog (based on the novel American Hero by Larry Beinhart), New Line Cinema, 1997
  • (With others) Author of rewrite, Lolita (based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov), Samuel Goldwyn, 1997
  • The Spanish Prisoner (based on his stage play), Sony Pictures Classics, 1997, published with The Winslow Boy, Vintage Books, 1999
  • (As Weisz) Ronin, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • The Winslow Boy (based on the play by Terence Rattigan), Sony Pictures Classics, 1999, published with The Spanish Prisoner, Vintage Books, 1999
  • State and Main (also known as Sequences et consequences), Fine Line, 2000
  • Hannibal (based on the novel by Thomas Harris), MCA/Universal, 2001
  • Heist (also known as Le vol), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Lakeboat (based on his stage play), Cowboy Booking International/Oregon Trail Films, 2001
  • Spartan, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Whistle (based on the novel by James Jones), 2005
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • "The Water Engine" (based on his stage play), TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1992
  • Lansky, HBO, 1999
  • Specials
  • "A Life in the Theatre" (based on his stage play), Great Performances, PBS, 1979
  • (Adaptor) Anton Chekhov, "Uncle Vanya," Great Performances, PBS, 1991
  • A Life in the Theatre (based on his stage play), TNT, 1993
  • (With others) The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002
  • Episodic
  • "A Wasted Weekend," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1987
  • "Texan," Directed By, Showtime, 1994
  • Also wrote episodes of L.A. Law, NBC.
  • Radio Scripts
  • Specials
  • Prairie du Chien, National Public Radio, 1978
  • "The Water Engine: An American Fable" (two-act play), Earplay, National Public Radio, 1978
  • Cross Patch, WNUR-Radio, 1985, later produced on stage, New York City, 1990, published in A Collection of Dramatic Sketches and Monologues, Samuel French, 1985
  • Goldberg Street, WNUR-Radio, 1985, later produced on stage, New York City, 1990, published in A Collection of Dramatic Sketches and Monologues, Samuel French, 1985
  • Dintenfass, 1989, published by Dramatists Play Service
  • Novels
  • The Village, Little, Brown, 1994
  • The Old Religion: A Novel, Free Press, 1997
  • Wilson: A Consideration of the Sources, Faber & Faber, 2000
  • Essays
  • Writing in Restaurants (essays, speeches, and articles), Viking, 1986
  • Some Freaks, Viking, 1989
  • On Directing Film, Viking Penguin, 1992
  • A Whore's Profession: Notes and Essays (includes "The Cabin: Reminiscences and Diversions," "On Directing Film," "Some Freaks," and "Writing inRestaurants"), Faber & Faber, 1994
  • Make-Believe Town: Essays and Remembrances, Little, Brown, 1996
  • True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor, Pantheon, 1997
  • Jafsie and John Henry: Essays, Free Press, 1999
  • Writings for Children
  • Warm and Cold, illustrated by Donald Sultan, Solo Press, 1984
  • (With Lindsay Crouse) The Owl, Kipling Press, 1987
  • Passover, illustrated by Michael McCurdy, St. Martin's Press, 1995
  • The Duck and the Goat, illustrated by Maya Kennedy, St. Martin's Press, 1996
  • Bar Mitzvah, drawings by Donald Sultan, Little, Brown, 1999
  • Henrietta, illustrated by Elizabeth Dahlie, Houghton Mifflin, 1999
  • Poetry
  • The Hero Pony: Poems, Grove Weidenfeld, 1991
  • The Chinaman: Poems, Overlook Press, 1999
  • Songs
  • Contributor to Rebecca Pidgeon albums: wrote lyrics for the songs "The Penguin," "Primitive Man," "The Raven," and "Underground"; wrote spoken verse for the song "Auld Lang Syne"; with Rebecca Pidgeon, wrote lyrics for the songs "Heart and Mind," "The Height of Land," "The New York Girls' Club," "SevenHours," and "You Got Me"; with Shel Silverstein, wrote lyrics and music for the song "The Word around Town"; with Jonathan Katz, wrote the song "This Heart Is Closed for Alterations."
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Donald Sultan and Ricky Jay) Donald Sultan: Playing Cards, edited by Edit deAk, Kyoto Shoin, 1989
  • The Cabin: Reminiscences and Diversions, Random House, 1992
  • Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama, Columbia University Press, 1998
  • On Acting, Viking, 1999
  • David Mamet in Conversation, edited by Leslie Kane, University ofMichigan Press, 2001
  • South of the Northeast Kingdom, National Geographic Society, 2002
  • (With Lawrence Kushner) Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, Schocken, 2003
  • Author of the unpublished work The Jade Mountain. Creator of "Dammit, Mamet!" (cartoon), Boston, beginning 2000. Contributor to books, including Donald Sultan: In the Still-Life Tradition, University of Washington Press, 1999. Contributor of articles, poems, and reviews to periodicals, including Friday Review, G2, Guardian, Harper's, New Yorker, Playboy, and Premiere. Contributing editor, Oui, 1975-1976.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Artists and Authors for Young Adults, Volumes 7-26, Gale, 1992
    • Bigsby, C. W. E., David Mamet, Methuen, 1985
    • Brewer, Gay, David Mamet and Film: Illusion/Disillusion in a Wounded Land, McFarland & Company, 1993
    • Carroll, Dennis, David Mamet, St. Martin's Press, 1987
    • Contemporary Dramatists, Sixth edition, St. James Press, 1999
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism, Gale, Volume 9, 1978; Volume 15,1980; Volume 34, 1985; Volume 46, 1988; Volume 91, 1996
    • Dean, Anne, David Mamet: Language as Dramatic Action, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1990
    • Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 7: Twentieth-Century American Dramatists, Gale, 1981
    • Drama Criticism, Volume 4, Gale, 1994
    • Heilpern, John, How Good Is David Mamet, Anyway?: Writings on the Theater and Why It Matters, Routledge, 1999
    • Kane, Leslie, David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross: Text and Performance, Garland Publishing, 1996
    • Kane, Leslie, editor, David Mamet: A Casebook, Garland Publishing,1991
    • Kane, Leslie, Weasels and Wisemen: Education, Ethics, and Ethnicity inDavid Mamet, St. Martin's Press, 1999
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • America, May 15, 1993, p. 16
    • Chicago Tribune, October 11, 1987; May 4, 1988; February 19, 1989;December 10, 1989
    • Economist, January 31, 1998, pp. 85-86
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 5, 1998, pp. 18-19
    • Harper's, May, 1978, pp. 79, 83
    • Hollywood Reporter, November 11, 2000
    • Interview, April, 1998, p. 66
    • Los Angeles Times, November 27, 1979; June 25, 1984; July 7, 1987;October 11, 1987
    • Nation, May 19, 1979, p. 581; April 14, 1981; October 10, 1981; April 28, 1984, p. 522; June 27, 1987, p. 900
    • New Republic, July 12, 1982, p. 23; February 10, 1986, pp. 25, 28;April 24, 1995, p. 46
    • Newsweek, February 28, 1977, p. 79; March 23, 1981; November 8, 1982; December 6, 1982; April 9, 1984, p. 109; October 19, 1987
    • New York, December 20, 1982, pp. 62, 64; June 8, 1987, p. 68
    • New Yorker, November 10, 1975; October 31, 1977, p. 115; January 16, 1978, October 29, 1979, p. 81; June 15, 1981, November 7, 1983, June 29, 1987, p. 70; April 10, 1995, p. 33; June 3, 1996, pp. 48, 50-56, 58-61; November 17, 1997
    • New York Times, July 5, 1976; March 18, 1979; April 26, 1979; May26, 1979; June 3, 1979; October 19, 1979; March 20, 1981; May 29, 1981; June5, 1981; February 17, 1982; May 17, 1982; June 17, 1982; October 24, 1982; October 28, 1982, p. C20; December 8, 1982; May 13, 1983; October 9, 1983, pp.6, 19; November 6, 1983; March 26, 1984, p. C17; March 28, 1984; April 1, 1984; April 18, 1984; April 24, 1984; September 30, 1984; April 21, 1985; February 9, 1986; April 23, 1986; January 1, 1987; March 15, 1987; June 3, 1987; October 11, 1987; May 4, 1988; December 4, 1989
    • People Weekly, November 12, 1979; December 20, 1982; May 4, 1987
    • Playboy, April, 1995, pp. 51-60, 148-50
    • Saturday Review, April 2, 1977, p. 37
    • Telegraph Magazine, June 18, 1994, pp. 16-18, 20, 22
    • Tikkun, November/December, 1997, p. 10; March/April, 1999, p. 32
    • Time, July 12, 1976; April 9, 1984, p. 105
    • Times Magazine (Great Britain), January 24, 1998, pp. 14-21, 23
    • T2, April 13, 2004, pp. 14-15
    • Us, January 10, 1978
    • Village Voice, July, 1976, pp. 101, 103

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