This book examines David Mamet's non-dramatic writings and interview responses to collect and clarify his theories about the power and potential of dramatic language in order to identify his dramatic language strategy in order to improve the staging his plays by directors.. Mamet is a dramatic poet who uses his metaphorical language and speech rhythms to entirely create a new world for his characters to inhabit. Mamet characters create their reality through the use of labels, the physical act of speaking, gossip and lies. These Mamet theories are put to the test in an analysis of the script "Speed-the-Plow." Mamet also uses dramatic language to create character. The actor creating a Mamet character focuses his analysis on three identity areas. The first is what do other characters say about the character? Second, what does the character say about itself? Third, what are the character's speech mannerisms? These areas are illuminated in an analysis of "Oleanna." Mamet uses dramatic language to create society. Dramatic language first creates a relationship between two characters, then that relationship unit uses dramatic language to join a community.