David Mamet ©Brigitte Lacombe



David Mamet

1 F / 3 M


English tekst


Race takes place in Jack (white) and his partner Henry’s (black) legal practice. The play begins with a discussion about whether they should present a well-to-do white man, who is charged with raping a black woman. The young, black lawyer, Susan, is involved in the debate on how to present the case the best. “This is not about sex, but about race”, she claims. “What is the difference?”, Jack answers. The play’s central theme is race, but Mamet also examines if the differences between color, sex, ethnicity and class, can have something to do with violations and the lack of communication.

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