Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play

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S. French, 1983 - Drama - 73 pages
270 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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Along with Death of a...this is the ESSENTIAL portrait of the modern American salesman. Read full review

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A vortex of a text, minimally crafted but packs a punch. I want to see this staged with the Matrix projected behind, numbers strung like syllables vomited from an Enigma. I prefer to think of Business as Mr. Jenson's oracle, but Mamet's empirical take is impressive nonetheless. Read full review

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About the author (1983)

David Mamet is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, film director, and essayist whose many works include the Academy Award -nominated film "Wag the Dog" and the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Glengarry Glen Ross".

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