Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross

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by David Mamet
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

Clive Barnes
"The best new American play of the season. Wonderfully funny... a play to see, remember and cherish." -- New York Post
Howard Kissel
"The most exciting American play in years." -- Women's Wear Daily
Frank Rich
"One of his best plays. Crackling tension... ferocious comedy and drama. A top American Playwright in bristling form." -- The New York Times
Village Voice
"Mamet deserves recognition for his careful, gorgeous, loving sense of language. He has the most acute ear for dialogue of any American writer since J.D. Salinger."
From the Publisher

“The best new American play of the season. Wonderfully funny…a play to see, remember and cherish.” –Clive Barnes, New York Post

“The most exciting American play in years.” –Howard Kissel, Women’s Wear Daily

“One of his best plays. Crackling tension…ferocious comedy and drama. A top American playwright in bristling form.” –Frank Rich, The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573640421
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/21/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
78
Sales rank:
1,067,150
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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From the Publisher
“The best new American play of the season. Wonderfully funny…a play to see, remember and cherish.” –Clive Barnes, New York Post

“The most exciting American play in years.” –Howard Kissel, Women’s Wear Daily

“One of his best plays. Crackling tension…ferocious comedy and drama. A top American playwright in bristling form.” –Frank Rich, The New York Times

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Glengarry Glen Ross 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is at 'daggers'<p> Sorry 'bout that...
McCarthy92 More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent play. I have been wanting to read something by David Mamet for a long time and this is the first play of his that I have seen or read. His dialogue was really great and Glengarry Glen Ross was a great short read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Glengarry Glenross is an incredible piece of modern literature, and arguably one of the greatest plays of the last thirty years. Focusing on the trials and tribulations of a group of hard-luck real estate hustlers, Mamet fires nonstop volleys of blistering dialogue in every line. The central themes are masculinity (price, competitiveness and bravado) and emasculation (shame, fear and hoplessness). I also highly recommend the movie, which features perhaps the greatest assembled cast of the last twenty years - every actor a heavyweight.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first read the book Glengarry Glen Ross, it seemed to be a bit boring and rather hazy to understand as far as the them is concerned. But with the second reading, things startd to get clarified. And in the third time i thoroughly enjoyed the play entirely. And that's where David Mamet is successful. Through the mist of thoughts and manipulation of speeches, he has actually played with the minds of the readers very nicely. it's really amazing how he threads his thoughts to develop his plot.