Speed-the-Plow

Speed-the-Plow

Speed-the-Plow

Speed-the-Plow's Broadway run is the most recent triumph of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's astonishingly productive career. "By turns hilarious and chilling....the culmination of this playwright's work to date....Riveting theater."-Frank Rich, New York Times; "A brilliant black comedy, a dazzling dissection of Hollywood cupidity and another tone poem by our foremost master of the language of moral epilepsy... On its deepest level it belongs with the darker disclosures of movie-biz pathology like Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon. In a sense Speed-the-Plow distills all of these to a stark quintessence: there's hardly a line in it that isn't somehow insanely funny or scarily insane... [It is a] scathingly comic play."-Jack Kroll, Newsweek

Review
David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow is infinitely more than a brutal satire on Hollywood. It is a study of male panic and the denial of redemptive grace. Michael Billington - Guardian Sitting through a David Mamet play is like being caught in a sudden shower of verbal broken glass. The dialogue is so sharp that it slices the senses and there is an iciness to the darkness of the humour ... his sheer skill with language makes for...

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