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Guide to the David Mamet Boston Marriage Typescript Play, 1999 June 3

Summary

David Mamet, b. 30 Nov., 1947, Chicago; was a writer, director, producer, and actor; sometimes credited as Richard Weisz. Collection comprises the bound typescript of Mamet's 1999 play Boston Marriage, which uncharacteristically focused on female leads, and was set at the turn of the 20th century. The manuscript is 137 pages, printed on rectos only, bound in printed yellow cardstock with the Rosentone Wender Agency address in NY. Inscribed by Mamet: "To Gwen. For a loyal friend of the A.R.T. [American Repertory Theater] -- some merchandise for your loyalty. May it amuse you, provoke your ire, shim up a chair, or start a fire. Love - David Mamet." With an additional doodle (of the author wearing an A.R.T. baseball cap) and his Mamet stamp, which also appears on the front cover. The script has a print date of December 1998, more than six months before the play premiered. The inscription has a date of June 3, 1999, about two weeks before the June 16 premiere at A.R.T. The recipient was on the Advisory Board of the theater and also a major donor to it. In a folding chemise and custom clamshell case.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11366
Title
David Mamet Boston Marriage typescript play
Date
1999 June 3
Creator
Mamet, David
Extent
0.9 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises the bound typescript of Mamet's 1999 play Boston Marriage, which uncharacteristically focused on female leads, and was set at the turn of the 20th century. The manuscript is 137 pages, printed on rectos only, bound in printed yellow cardstock with the Rosentone Wender Agency address in NY. Inscribed by Mamet: "To Gwen. For a loyal friend of the A.R.T. [American Repertory Theater] -- some merchandise for your loyalty. May it amuse you, provoke your ire, shim up a chair, or start a fire. Love - David Mamet." With an additional doodle (of the author wearing an A.R.T. baseball cap) and his Mamet stamp, which also appears on the front cover. The script has a print date of December 1998, more than six months before the play premiered. The inscription has a date of June 3, 1999, about two weeks before the June 16 premiere at A.R.T. The recipient was on the Advisory Board of the theater and also a major donor to it. In a folding chemise and custom clamshell case.

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[Identification of item], David Mamet Boston Marriage Typescript Play, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Typescript play
Box 1
 

Historical Note

David Mamet, b. 30 Nov., 1947, Chicago; was a writer, director, producer, and actor; sometimes credited as Richard Weisz.


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Provenance

The David Mamet Boston Marriage Typescript Play was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice L. Poffinberger, January 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0299