Synopsis

A Life in the Theatre

A Life in the Theatre $9.99

David Mamet

Published by Samuel French Inc

2 Male 0 Female

Two actors are seen performing, rehearsing, discussing and arguing over their work

In a series of snippets of plays running the gamut from melodrama to pseudo Chekhov to sheer corn, the two portray the reality as well as the illusion of acting and the theatre.

Mishaps of the kind peculiar to the theatre occur with hilarious regularity

The older actor, Robert, is a seasoned professional. John, the younger one, is an eager to learn novice

Gradually their roles of teacher and pupil change and by the end it is the older actor who is deferential to the younger

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"A comic masterpiece" ~ N.Y. Daily News

"The warmest and often the funniest play in town" ~ N.Y. Post

"A comedy about the artifice of acting ... It is also about the artifice of living ... An evening of pure theatre" ~ N.Y. Times

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