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THE ALISTAIR COOKE MEMORIAL LECTURE
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The Alistair Cooke Memorial Lecture
Listen to this editionTuesday 21:30 - 22:00,
18 November 2008
David Mamet discusses language
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Tuesday 9.30 - 10.00pm,
18 November 2008
David Mamet
In a tribute to one of the most insightful observers of America, the BBC presents the Alistair Cooke Memorial Lecture.

David Mamet was interviewed by Justin Webb on the night of the lecture.

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Following the Alistair Cooke memorial lecture, David Mamet took questions from the audience and shared his views on topics such as television, the democracy of culture and the English accent.

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David Mamet discusses language.

The event will be hosted by the BBC’s North America Editor, Justin Webb.
David Mamet
 
David Mamet is one of his country’s most famous living writers, an astute – and often controversial - observer of American life. His books, plays, films and TV series range in subject from politics to personal morality, from violence to celebrity, religion to ethnicity, the craft of acting to martial arts.

His ground-breaking plays Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow and Oleanna shook up the theatre world; his films and screenplays such as The Postman Always Rings Twice, Wag The Dog and American Buffalo are now Hollywood classics.
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