Edmond has ratings and 21 reviews. Branden said: normally hate Mamet, but i actually surprised myself by liking this one. like literally out of nowhe. The first single-volume edition of this stunning early Mamet playYou know how much of our life we’re alive, you and me? Nothing. Two. Edmond: A play [David Mamet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fiction.

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Much to my surprise, Water turned out to be not an addled piece of agitprop, as I had feared, but quite possibly the best picture of the year thus far, with no fewer than three of the most luminous female performances I have ever seen onscreen. This page was last edited on 22 Juneat Dec 15, Nick Douglas rated it liked it.

You deserve the right to disbelieve it for yourself. Aug 14, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: Then Reload the Page. He pawns his wedding ring in exchange for a knife. Edit Storyline A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. Feb 03, Payam rated it it was ok Shelves: A play, quick read. Jul 10, Chambers Stevens rated it liked it Shelves: I’d love to see this psychotic little play staged near me sometime soon.

So confusing, but I liked it. But just when the viewer has settled into a warm inner glow over the passion and artistry displayed by Ms. Maria does not like what is going on during the “Auto De Fe”. Great example of how plays need scenes that focus on behavior and how a protagonist needs to be singular if a point of view will be achieved.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Increasingly convinced of the ugliness and difficulty of human existence, Edmond buys a knife from a pawnshop. Although he has reported the incident to the correctional officers, they were uninterested and simply said, “It happens.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 22, Branden rated it really liked it. Obie for Best New American Play Edmond meets with a priest and admits edjond being sodomized.

I would like to say that we have come a long way in interracial understanding in the quarter-century since the racially charged Edmond made its first explosive statement on the stage.

Audible Download Audio Books. In a wild rage, Edmond attacks the pimp with his knife while hurling racial slurs at him.

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He stops at a fortune teller’s for a Tarot reading: Views Read Edit View history. Aug 09, Rodney rated it really liked it.

Sunday, July 23, 4: If anything can go wrong, it will At her apartment, he tells her how alive beating the pimp has made him feel in a highly racialized speech. At first glance, horror meister Stuart Gordon would not seem the obvious choice to direct an emotional psycho-drama cinematic rendering of a David Mamet edmojd, yet with Edmond, he displays a deft touch for the material and allows the actors to carry the day.

Maamet to the tarot fortune teller’s words, Edmond might well have found the place where he belongs. Her courage mzmet our blessing. Gandhi has just been released from a British prison and is seen touring the country by train to lead the movement for independence from colonial rule. He threatens a woman on a subway platform, then beats an African-American pimp who is trying to rob him, while calling him racial slurs. Man in Bar Denise Richards As if in a wink and nudge to eddmond own work, Gordon even manages to insinuate longtime stalwart Jeffrey Combs into a small but telling scene during Edmond’s descent into insanity.

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Edmond wants to go testify to ddmond preacher, but he is identified by the woman from majet subway and arrested. Then he threatens to kill him unless Edmond performs oral sex on him, which he does. Mehta has become such a controversial figure in Indian society that Water had to be shot in Sri Lanka after the Indian sets for Water were destroyed by religious fanatics.

Kenneth Branagh starred as Edmond in a production of the play in London in Later, he hears a preacher at a mission preach that all souls can be redeemed through faith.

Not a fan of Mamet anyway, and this one is the quintessential misogyny and nihilism that I detest.

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Glenna begins to find his odd behavior disturbing and asks him to leave. He is thus captured in medias res, at the very peak of his midlife crisis—almost as if he were a character on a ed,ond, as, indeed, he originally was.

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On approval, you will either be sent the print copy of the book, or you will receive a further email containing the link to allow you to download your eBook. Goodman TheaterChicago. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Edmond becomes enraged edmodn what he sees as the contempt, prejudice and greed of society.