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Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play by David Mamet

Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play (original 1984; edition 1994)

by David Mamet

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Title:Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play
Authors:David Mamet
Info:Grove Press (1994), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 108 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
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Glengarry Glen Ross [play] by David Mamet (1984)



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  kutheatre | Jun 7, 2015 |
I can see why some people love it, but this is a rare case where the movie was better. ( )
  IsaboeOfLumatere | Jan 14, 2015 |
Mamet is one of my favorite playwrights, I'm excited to work through more of his catalog. ( )
  davadog13 | Nov 21, 2013 |
Unreadable, and I mean that as a compliment. This is absolutely a playscript; it comes alive on the stage. On the page it is unreadable.

Read it *after* you see a production. ( )
  cricketbats | Apr 1, 2013 |
They turned this play into a movie some years back, and the cast usually referred to it as "Death of a F****** Salesman." A good pairing could be made between this and Miller's play, if it weren't for the fact that teaching this play in high school would probably raise some eyebrows. If Mamet is famous for one thing, it's his ability to put spoken language on a page. Reading one of his plays out loud is quite possibly a one of a kind experience, as even the best playwrights don't seem to have the ear that he does when it comes to the way people actually talk. His characters say in five words what many characters could only say in five lines.
  reedchr3 | Sep 29, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802130917, Paperback)

Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet’s scalding comedy is 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 fair share of the American dream. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing with brutal power about the tough life of tough characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a piece of the action—where closing a sale can mean a brand new Cadillac but losing one can mean losing it all. This masterpiece of American drama is now a major motion picture starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.

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A story for everyone who works for a living. An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

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