Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play

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S. French, 1983 - Drama - 73 pages
140 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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powerful writing and dialog - Goodreads
The dialouge was hard to follow but it was alright - Goodreads
... so, interesting plot, but not really brilliant. - Goodreads
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I didn't remember the plot, just a lot of yelling. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

What a bleeping sweaty little play. I have no idea how it would be staged, which I guess is the point. Mamet has left it all up to the director and the actors. Entertaining like the movie. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

It's an interesting story. Reminds me, in a way, of Death of Salesman. I'm also painfully aware of how ignorant the typical salesman is of the basic facts of statistics. I've worked in sales offices ... 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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