History Theatre / SpeedThePlow

7th Jun '16 10:13:28 AM TargetmasterJoe
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This play includes examples of:

to:

This !!This play includes examples of:
1st Apr '16 10:39:33 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Speed-the-Plow'' is a satirical play written by Creator/DavidMamet, and a noted dissection of the American film industry. Along with GlengarryGlenRoss, it is one of Mamet's most famous works.

to:

''Speed-the-Plow'' is a satirical play written by Creator/DavidMamet, and a noted dissection of the American film industry. Along with GlengarryGlenRoss, Film/GlengarryGlenRoss, it is one of Mamet's most famous works.
10th Jul '15 5:24:55 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The original 1988 Broadway production was nominated for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards, but received the most media attention for being the Broadway debut of {{Madonna}}.

to:

The original 1988 Broadway production was nominated for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards, but received the most media attention for being the Broadway debut of {{Madonna}}.
{{Music/Madonna}}.
4th Sep '13 6:08:21 PM EarlOfSandvich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In 2008 a revival opened on Broadway starring Jeremy Piven as Bobby Gould, Raul Esparza as Charlie Fox and ElisabethMoss as Karen. When Piven left the production "for medical reasons" midway through, he was succeeded in the role first by Nobert Leo Butz, and then by William H. Macy, who had previously played the role in the play's one-act sequel ''Bobby Gould In Hell''.

to:

In 2008 a revival opened on Broadway starring Jeremy Piven as Bobby Gould, Raul Esparza as Charlie Fox and ElisabethMoss Creator/ElisabethMoss as Karen. When Piven left the production "for medical reasons" midway through, he was succeeded in the role first by Nobert Leo Butz, and then by William H. Macy, who had previously played the role in the play's one-act sequel ''Bobby Gould In Hell''.
19th Oct '12 11:29:12 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Speed-the-Plow'' is a satirical play written by DavidMamet, and a noted dissection of the American film industry. Along with GlengarryGlenRoss, it is one of Mamet's most famous works.

to:

''Speed-the-Plow'' is a satirical play written by DavidMamet, Creator/DavidMamet, and a noted dissection of the American film industry. Along with GlengarryGlenRoss, it is one of Mamet's most famous works.
19th Aug '12 4:01:43 PM s4karuna
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HoYay - Bobby and Charlie, of course
6th May '12 5:12:35 PM movie007
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

''Speed-the-Plow'' is a satirical play written by DavidMamet, and a noted dissection of the American film industry. Along with GlengarryGlenRoss, it is one of Mamet's most famous works.

It follows the journey of Hollywood mid-level producer Bobby Gould over the course of twenty-four hours, as he ponders whether to recommend to his boss another bad blockbuster-to-be or put himself on the line for a film adaptation of a spiritually-centered novel about the apocalypse. Waging the battle for his decision are his long-time friend/fellow producer Charlie Fox and cute office temp Karen, who is more than she seems.

The original 1988 Broadway production was nominated for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards, but received the most media attention for being the Broadway debut of {{Madonna}}.

In 2008 a revival opened on Broadway starring Jeremy Piven as Bobby Gould, Raul Esparza as Charlie Fox and ElisabethMoss as Karen. When Piven left the production "for medical reasons" midway through, he was succeeded in the role first by Nobert Leo Butz, and then by William H. Macy, who had previously played the role in the play's one-act sequel ''Bobby Gould In Hell''.

----
This play includes examples of:

* {{Epigraph}} - "Which is the most reasonable, and does his duty best: he who stands aloof from the struggle of life, calmly contemplating it, or he who descends to the ground, and takes his part in the contest?"
* TheGhost - Mr. Ross
* HoYay - Bobby and Charlie, of course
* LiteraryAllusionTitle - Well, sorta. There is an 18th century English play by Thomas Morton called ''Speed-the-Plough'', but [[WordOfGod Mamet states]] that he is unfamiliar with that piece. The title is attributed as a reference to the phrase "Industry produces wealth, God speed the plow".
* MametSpeak
* MinimalistCast
* OurActsAreDifferent - The play is performed in three long scenes with no intermission.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism - Don't let it fool you; the play might fool you into thinking it's going one way, but in the end, [[spoiler: it falls firmly on the cynical side.]]
----
This list shows the last 7 events of 7. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Theatre.SpeedThePlow