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By Robert Vorlicky

ISBN-10: 0472095722

ISBN-13: 9780472095728

How males converse with one another on level while no girls are present--and what it tells us approximately strength and gender

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What results in Glengarry is a cryptic, inarticulate coding system that deliberately fluctuates between clarity of mean- ing and ambiguity while it propels the men's conversation forward. This social dialogue is narrowly confined to the topic of the men's employment. " In general, the characters forgo an involved discussion on any addi- tional topics that usually surface during social dialogue: women, families, and the men's own active identification with the cultural ideal of virile maleness. Rather, Mamet's men promote a coded language of business, of capitalism, that is defined semiotically-as 27 ACT LIKE A MAN a system related to other systems, including extratheatrical, cultural systems.

Unlike the dialogue in most office plays, where the hierarchy of authority often promotes characters' self-disclosures, Mamet's dialogue resists any such private access to the individual. What results in Glengarry is a cryptic, inarticulate coding system that deliberately fluctuates between clarity of mean- ing and ambiguity while it propels the men's conversation forward. This social dialogue is narrowly confined to the topic of the men's employment. " In general, the characters forgo an involved discussion on any addi- tional topics that usually surface during social dialogue: women, families, and the men's own active identification with the cultural ideal of virile maleness.

As in other office plays,10 bosses interact with employees, seasoned employees counsel younger employees, and employees court clients. Added to the set- ting, however, is Baylen, a police detective, whose appearance overrides the authority of both boss and workers. , the constraints) and the freedoms that operate on the characters' immediate interaction. His physical presence or absence from a conversation profoundly influences what other men do and do not say to one another. Amid this hierarchy of male authority, Mamet's men nonethe- less exercise a range of verbal gymnastics within the dynamic of social dialogue.

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