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David Mamet

(b. 1947– )

U.S. playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director

“How much can one remove, and still have the composition be intelligible? Chekhov removed the plot. Pinter, elaborating, removed the history, the narration; Beckett, the characterization. We hear it anyway.”

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source: “Writers on Writing; Hearing The Notes That Aren’t Played,” The New York Times, July 15, 2002.

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