Speed-the-Plow

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Speed-the-Plow is a play by American playwright, film director, screenwriter and author David Mamet (born 1947) [1].

Not to be confused with Speed the Plough by H.V. Morton (1798).


The original text

A satirical dissection of the American movie business, the play premiéred on Broadway at the Royale Theatre in a production by the Lincoln Center Theater, opening on May 3, 1988 and closing on Dec 31, 1988 after 279 performances.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1990: Presented in January at Upstairs at the Market Theatre under the title Speed the Plow. Directed by Malcolm Purkey with Andrew Buckland, Dawid Minnaar and Megan Kruskal.

Sources

Wikipedia [2].

Tucker, 1997. 486.

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