David Mamet to Discuss “The Spanish Prisoner” in Harry Ransom Lecture

In the second Harry Ransom Lecture of 2009, playwright, writer and film director David Mamet joins UT President William Powers Jr. for a conversation about “The Spanish Prisoner” (1997) and a screening of the film.

The event takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Texas Union Theatre. Seating is free but limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Mamet’s papers are housed at the Ransom Center and will be available for research later this spring. In the meantime, check out this gallery of items from the collection. Or, listen to an audio slideshow from Mamet’s 2008 visit.

The Harry Ransom Lectures honor former University of Texas Chancellor Harry Huntt Ransom and highlight the Ransom Center’s vital role in the university’s intellectual and cultural life. The program brings internationally renowned writers, artists, and scholars to Austin for a public event and conversations with University students. Learn more about other speakers in the series.