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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

American Buffalo

by David Mamet

“A gripping and exciting play which provides the richest and best qualities of the theater experience.” –New York Post

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 128
  • Publication Date September 01, 1977
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-5057-8
  • Dimensions 5.38" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $15.00
  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Publication Date July 22, 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-9180-9
  • US List Price $15.00

About The Book

American Buffalo, which won both the Drama Critics Circle Award for the best American play and the Obie Award, is considered a classic of the American theater. Newsweek acclaimed Mamet as the “hot young American playwright . . . someone to watch.” The New York Times exclaimed in admiration: “The man can write!” Other critics called the play “a sizzler,” ‘super,” and ‘dynamite.”

Now from Gregory Mosher, the producer of the original stage production, comes a stunning screen adaptation, directed by Michael Corrente and starring Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, and Sean Nelson.

A classic tragedy, American Buffalo is the story of three men struggling in the pursuit of their distorted vision of the American Dream. By turns touching and cynical, poignant and violent, American Buffalo is a piercing story of how people can be corrupted into betraying their ideals and those they love.

Praise

“A gripping and exciting play which provides the richest and best qualities of the theater experience.” –New York Post