Learning Disappointment from David Mamet and “American Idol”

David Mamet says that each scene in a play or film should answer three questions: “Who wants what from whom? What happens if they don’t get it? Why now?” This week we’re focused on the second question: what happens if you don’t get what you want? Do you keep trying? Shift your tactics a bit and keep trying? Do you blame? Do you fall apart?

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