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Oleanna by David Mamet

Oleanna (1992)

by David Mamet

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  kutheatre | Jun 7, 2015 |
One of the best plays I have read...the writer echos the views of two very different people brilliantly in the dialogue...would love to see it being performed... ( )
  Ymusmani | Jul 24, 2013 |
Elegant and complex. It stings, and the more I scratch the more it itches. ( )
  jorgearanda | Mar 17, 2009 |
Though I enjoyed this play less than American Buffalo, I thought Mamet had a much clearer sense of vision in this one. The development from the beginning was very startling, and I imagine seeing Will Macy in this rold would have been a great experience.

Overall, a stronger play than American Buffalo text-wise, though I have a feeling that the former probably is a better play to watch. ( )
  cinesnail88 | Feb 2, 2008 |
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Åberg, UllaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
D'Amico, MasolinoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duša, ZdravkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
酒井, 洋子Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In David Mamet's latest play, a male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse.… (more)

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