Red Right Hand: MAMET BY MUTATION
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MAMET BY MUTATION

Being a bit busy this week, I offer up this largely baseless observation.

Here's a couple of scenes from Slings and Arrows. The first scene...whatever. I'm on about the second scene. It starts at 3:24 and features a Canadian playwright directing actors to go through the scene paraphrasing the lines.

He goes through a couple of iterations of this. The final iteration sounds, to me, like the peculiar rhythms Mamet attains in some of his...less commercial stuff. Is this how he gets there?
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