Keep Your Pantheon (and School)
Two Unrelated Plays
"One of the undeniably great playwrights of the baby boomer generation. . . . His zany recent lampoon Keep Your Pantheon showcases what is perhaps Mamet's most underrated gift: his Houdini-like ability to slip out of pigeonholes."-Los Angeles Times
"School offers a textbook example of the style that made its author famous. . . . This is verbal vaudeville as only Mr. Mamet can deliver it."-The New York Times
Best known for his precision-blade language and hot-button subject matter, David Mamet shows off a lighter side with his equally dexterous screwball comedy Keep Your Pantheon. Featuring an over-the-hill acting guru who lusts after both his toga-clad prot‚g‚, Philius, and a spot in the Sicilian Cork Festival, Mamet's play returns to the roots of comedy, paying homage to the Roman playwright Plautus, whose works also inspired Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors and the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. This volume also contains School: a crackling curtain-raiser in which two teachers shoot back-and-forth on topics ranging from pedophilia to recycling.
David Mamet is a playwright, director, author, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. His plays include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, Oleanna, The Cryptogram and, most recently, Race.