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November

Format:  Paperback,

120 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Jun 2008

ISBN-13: 9780307388803

ISBN-10: 0307388808

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David Mamet's new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith's chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money's running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, Chuck isn't ready to give up just yet. Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys -- saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving -- and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support. With Mamet's characteristic no-holds-barred style, "November" is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Jun 2008
ISBN-13: 9780307388803
ISBN-10: 0307388808
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 120
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 8.25 x 0.5

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Biography of Mamet, David

David Mamet, November 30, 1947 - David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947 in Flossmoor, Illinois. He attended Goddard College in Vermont and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He began his career as an actor and a director, but soon turned to playwriting. He won acclaim in 1976 with three Off-Broadway plays, "The Duck Variations", "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" and "American Buffalo". His work became known for it's strong male characters and the description of the decline of morality in the world.

In 1984, Mamet received the Pulitzer Prize in Literature for his play, "Glengarry Glen Ross". In 1981, before he received the Pulitzer, Mamet tried his hand at screenwriting. he started by adapting "The Postman Always Rings Twice", and then adapting his own "Glengarry Glen Ross" as well as writing "The Untouchables" and Wag the Dog". He also taught at Goddard College, Yale Drama School and New York University. Mamet won the Jefferson Award in 1974, the Obie Award in 1976 and 1983, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1977 and 1984, the Outer Circle Award in 1978, the Society of West End Theater Award in 1983, The Pulitzer Prize in 1984, The Dramatists Guild Hall-Warriner Award in 1984, and American Academy Award in 1986 and a Tony Award in 1987. He is considered to be one of the greatest artists in his field.

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David Mamet's new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith's chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money's running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, Chuck isn't ready to give up just yet.

Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys — saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving — and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support. With Mamet's characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.

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