Playwright of oaths and testosterone
Playwright David Mamet was born in 1947 to a Jewish family in Chicago. He trained as an actor after studying for a degree in English at Godard College in Vermont. When he began writing plays he supported himself by taking office jobs. He set up his own theatre company, the St Nicholas Theatre Company of Chicago, with Gregory Mosher. His plays contain many expletives and chauvinistic story-lines. Most describe the American underclass but 'Oleanna' features the articulate middle-classes. This play demonstrates masculine reaction to sexual harassment and political correctness.
Publication Name: The Independent
Subject: Retail industry
Living in tongues
A man who immigrated from Belgium as a child, describes the impact of the three major languages in his life. Walloon a peasant language, French and American English all evoke different feelings and response in him. He finds a need to see himself in others, or he will be isolated even from himself.
Publication Name: The New York Times Magazine
Time to lay a bet on casinos
The possible deregulation of gambling in the UK will have repercussions for the property industry, particularly with regard to casinos. Sir Alan Budd, who is reviewing the regulation of gambling, believes that his recommendations will lead to the number of casinos rising from 123 to 450.
Publication Name: Estates Gazette
Subject: Real estate industry
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