Duck Variations

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DOI: 10.5040/9781472584519.40000005
Scenes: 14.

Emil and George, two gentlemen in their sixties, are sitting on a park bench by a lake in a big city. Wherever their conversation goes, it always comes back to ducks: their mating habits, their mortal enemies, their inevitable demise.

A wry, pseudo-existentialist discussion of what we do and why we do it, in fourteen ‘variations’, Mamet’s short duologue was first presented in the U.S.A. by the St. Nicholas Theatre Company at Goddard College, Vermont, in 1972, and had its British premiere at the Regent Theatre, London, in 1977.

From Mamet Plays: 1

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Bloomsbury Publishing

David Mamet

ISBN: 9780413645906

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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