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American Buffalo - 77 edition

American Buffalo (ISBN10: 0573640238; ISBN13: 9780573640230)
ISBN13: 978-0573640230
ISBN10: 0573640238

Summary: Drama / Characters: 3 maleScenery: InteriorBest American Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award during the 1976-77 season, this volatile drama starred Robert Duvall in the original Broadway production and has seen revivals with Al Pacino and most recently on Broadway with John Leguizamo in 2008. In a Chicago junk shop three small time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable "Buffalo nickel." These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessm
en pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three- Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing and "Teach," a violently paranoid braggart- is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams."Gripping drama"-The New York Times"Mamet is an actor's playwright... He] senses the possibilities inarticulateness affords a savvy actor."-Women's Wear Daily"It isn't often that a play with a dramatic intensity of American Buffalo comes to the Broadway theatre."-New York Post
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Summary: Drama / Characters: 3 maleScenery: InteriorBest American Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award during the 1976-77 season, this volatile drama starred Robert Duvall in the original Broadway production and has seen revivals with Al Pacino and most recently on Broadway with John Leguizamo in 2008. In a Chicago junk shop three small time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable "Buffalo nickel." These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three- Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing and "Teach," a violently paranoid braggart- is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams."Gripping drama"-The New York Times"Mamet is an actor's playwright... He] senses the possibilities inarticulateness affords a savvy actor."-Women's Wear Daily"It isn't often that a play with a dramatic intensity of American Buffalo comes to the Broadway theatre."-New York Post...show less

Edition/Copyright: 77
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Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Year Published: 1977
International: No



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