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on April 26, 2012
Somehow Mamet seems to often capture the zeitgeist of what's happening in American society. The firestorm of political correctness and the Clarence Thomas hearings spawned his earlier play Oleanna and now, in the wake of the Treyvon Martin shooting, reading Race becomes an incendiary experience. What appears to be a comic portrayal of lawyers scheming to get an apparently guilty man off a heinous charge of raping a black woman becomes a swirling cauldron of a barely suppressed race war played out in Mamet's typically profane and witty language. The male lawyers apparently in charge of the case discover that they had no idea what was really at stake when they took it on until the very last line of the play. Thought-provoking and a fast, memorable read.
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on March 25, 2015
An engrossing experience reading this play. The tension and intrigue engages from the first page. Mamet's play takes the race theme to another level with its twists and debates and leaves the reader with much to contemplate about the nature of relationship, the function of the legal system, gender, truth, attitudes, values and much more. It is also a masterful dramatic work with a wonderful rhythm and tension throughout. A joy to read that was also insightful.
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on March 3, 2014
This was a great read. The content left me with much to think about, albeit a bit stretched at times.
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on August 6, 2014
Not Mamet's best, but still great. For such a thick, important subject matter, it flows really well. Easy to read with his trademark bite and humor. I'd love to have seen it onstage...
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on October 3, 2013
I've heard about this play for so long, and now after reading it, I want more. Mamet brings up so many things that we in our society think, feel and do. And just when you're about to judge a character, you find something else. Bravo!
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on March 11, 2016
Interesting play
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on April 16, 2014
I loved this play. It is "in your face" with brutal honesty about race and sex and guilt. You won't view racial sex the same way again.
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on August 3, 2015
Tells it like it is.
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on December 15, 2013
while the play may be short, it does include all the high tension and dramatic qualities of a great play
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on August 10, 2013
I have always collected Mamet's new plays. This one did not disappoint! I'd love to have the chance to direct it.
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