The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy
Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century’s most influential writers for stage and screen. His dialogue–abrasive, rhythmic–illuminates a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots–surprising, comic, topical–have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller. Here are two screenplays demonstrating the astounding range of Mamet’s talents.