Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play

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Samuel French, 1983 - Drama - 73 pages
116 Reviews
Comic Drama

Characters: 7 male

2 interior sets

This scalding comedy took Broadway and London by storm and won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. Revived on Broadway in 2006 this masterpiece of American drama became a celebrated film which starred Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin and Alan Arkin.

"Crackling tension...ferocious comedy and drama."-The New York Times

"Wonderfully funny...A play to see, remember and cherish."-New York Post

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... so, interesting plot, but not really brilliant. - Goodreads
The dialouge was hard to follow but it was alright - Goodreads
The ending also seemed a little too fast to me. - Goodreads
This guy's writing is gibberish!' - Goodreads
I didn't remember the plot, just a lot of yelling. - Goodreads

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I can see why some people love it, but this is a rare case where the movie was better. Read full review

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About the author (1983)

David Mamet is the award-winning author of numerous plays including Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, and Speed-The-Plow, screenplays for such films as The Verdict, The Untouchables, and Wag The Dog, and the novels The Village, The Old Religion and Wilson.

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