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Meaning of "See you at the A and P" in Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet

Until they went bankrupt in 2015, A&P was a chain of supermarket stores, and in their heyday, they were a fairly large chain. See Wikipedia. The British equivalent of this line would thus likely ...
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What does "speed the plow" mean in David Mamet's play?

Mamet seems to have not been referencing a song itself so much as an aphorism derived from its presentation on items of crockery. He relates the origin of the play's title in the Chicago Tribune in ...
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Meaning of "Going back to one's Tribal Caves" in Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet

Speed-the-plow is a play about morality and money-making in the movie business. But it's also about friendship: Fox and Gould have been friends for a long time, and the play's plot involves testing ...
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