Glengarry Glen Ross

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David Alan Mamet is an American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and film director His works are known for their clever, terse, sometimes vulgar dialogue and arcane stylized phrasing, as well as for his exploration of masculinity.As a playwright, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross 1984 and Speed the Plow 1988 As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for The Verdict 19

[Reading] ➶ Glengarry Glen Ross ➽ David Mamet –
  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • David Mamet
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
  • 9780802130914

10 thoughts on “Glengarry Glen Ross

  1. says:

    It is what I call crunch time the last two weeks of the year and attempting to wrap up loose ends in reading before the calendar turns a page At last count I have five books to go and I hope I get to all five, but it will be a challenge Before getting to those last five, I decided to get a jump start on a challenge I created for myself for next year In addition to my Pulitzer challenge, I have decided to read Chicago in 2018, selecting ten books across all genres for this challenge These books can be memoirs, fiction, nonfiction, Pulitzer or Nobel winners, mysteries, plays, poetry, and even a personal favorite, baseball history books I am looking forward to this challenge as it allows me to closely study my home city through literature I guess it means I will need a new tenth book for this challenge, or make it ongoing and eventually read through a list I found, 40 books about Chicago that every Chicagoan should read How I frame the challenge remains to be seen but it is going to be one near and dear to me and hopefully both fun and fulfilling.In searching for books that are essentially Chicago, I came across Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, the 1984 Pulitzer winner for drama With a script that I was able to read in an hour, I am now able to say that I read a play by Mamet, one of Chicago s leading playwrights In this now modern classic, Mamet focuses on what he calls the cutthroat world of insurance salesmen The cast features seven men in their forties and fifties who are all going after the big lead, the one that will net them thousands of dollars and bonuses that could mean a new Cadillac or the elusive trip to Hawaii I found the script dated as it occurred pre internet, pre skype, and in order to make the big one, salesmen had to spend hours in their cars as they drove to potential clients homes, pitching their product to unsuspecting consumers Now these sales pitches can take place in an office, on a phone, at a computer, saving salespeople hours of time and aggravation in commuting As a result, the script appeared to be a touch dated, but powerful nonetheless.In the case of Glengarry, middle aged salesmen on the verge of being laid off attempted to resell condo units at a bogus track of land in Florida Four men in their forties and another three in their fifties fought to be the one to sell the most condos, the most tracks of land, and see their names land on the top of the monthly leader board Seeing that sales had for the most part dropped off, the office manager Williamson had created a contest pitting each salesman against each other, hoping that these aging all star pitchmen would find one last moment of glory in their careers Mamet shows how the business is indeed ruthless as men who had worked together for their entire careers faced off hoping that they would be the one to take the family to Hawaii or ride in a Caddy And the sales office ended up being the dog eat dog world that Mamet had envisioned as each character whined and attempted to kiss up to the boss in hopes that he would be the favored employee when bonuses were given out at the end of the year.Glengarry Glen Ross also won an Oscar for best picture in 1992 It was not without controversy as characters swear nonstop as their frustration level grew to high levels Reading through the script, I noted many words not suitable for underage readers or movie goers, and, after checking, the movie version of this award winning play is indeed rated R I found Mamet s work to be powerful and one that is suitable on stage than in written form, especially here as the entire play is centered on human face to face interaction rather than plot development Glengarry Glen Ross allowed me to witness a sliver of society that is slowly fading away as the world grows smaller It is a powerful piece of literature showing the ruthlessness of salesmen, and one worthy of the awards bestowed on both the drama and movie version, and a script I would most likely enjoy the most on stage rather than film.With 2018 a fortnight away, I am looking forward to my Read Chicago challenge Glengarry Glen Ross was a quick introduction to this challenge and is making me look forward to other books centered in the city that I love I hope to read at least one Pulitzer winner in each category for the challenge, so I can now cross award winning drama off of my list.4 stars

  2. says:

    Glengarry Glen Ross a play , David Mamet Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage in any number of unethical, illegal acts from lies and flattery to bribery, threats, intimidation and burglary to sell undesirable real estate to unwitting prospective buyers It is based on Mamet s experience having previously worked in a similar office 2009 1386 108 1984

  3. says:

    I absolutely loved this play anyone ever heard the song Wall Street Shuffle by 10cc It reminded me of that and it s a very character driven, people based story that highlights modern society at its most wealthy yet ruthless Glengarry Glen Ross is amazing, I can t wait to buy the film and I think it would be great to see it performed live.

  4. says:

    Let me start by being perfectly clear I m not a fan of David Mamet Read Oleanna did not care for it Read his view on actors acting women completely disagree with him But there is no denying that he is iconic in post Cold War American Theatre And up until now, I had not had any incentive to pick up this 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner coveted by almost every male colleague I have ever worked with in theatre So I gave him one last shot And this was the final nail in the Mamet coffin for me The story is paltry The isn t a single redeeming quality to any of these characters They slur through their dialogue like they re drunk, stopping short on nearly every thought occasionally, several times in one sentence And then there is the language, which honestly would not bother me, if it were not so excessive as to completely distract from the story itself it s unpoetic, and quite frankly, un theatrical Of course there are those who will champion his realism, his unbridled placement of the mirror up to American nature, but doing so with grace, poetry however subtle and catharsis is the key to truly dynamic theatre Albee, Miller, Wilson, and Williams, to name a few, understand this I m sure if Mamet was here, he would gladly tell me to go f myself, and that s fine, though I would kindly advise that I received enough of that sentiment from the play.

  5. says:

    Meh Too American dream for me.I loved the play by Parsa Piroozfar though.

  6. says:

    FINAL RATING 3.5 OUT OF 5 STARSI remember in an English class I was attending a couple years ago, the topic of Mamet suddenly came up and my teacher wanted each and every one of us to read a scene from American Buffalo When we were done, my professor wanted us to tell him what we analyzed from the piece of writing A girl sitting next to me raised her hand and said I find his situations realistic yet the dialogue surreal and disjointed To this day, that response still sticks with me, even thought I feel like she was wrong one thing about Mamet His dialogue is not surreal In fact, I find that Mamet writes colloquialism realistically than any other author or playwright I ve ever read People do not talk like those long, whimsical dialogues they wrote in Victorian novels and Shakespearean plays even if it would make life fun People talk in strange, disjointed, often confusing ways Mamet captures realistic conversation well, but get used to seeing ellipses Mamet loves themand I see why he used them.Despite the three star rating I have decided to give Glengarry Glen Ross, I actually liked it quite a bit even if I didn t figure the play was simply about was the machinations of a sales office until around Act II It made me chortle here and there, and I can envision the dour characters Mamet decided to portray could and do exist all to commonly in real life.However, I can t find myself giving this play any than what I ve rated it Maybe I would have loved it if I had experiences in a stressful, tight knit work environment such as sales This play is about interaction than work, however, so maybe it just wasn t my cup of tea Mamet was attempting to write the eloquent yet realistic prose of Harold Pinter, which must have been a difficult task in itself David Mamet, from what I ve seen and how I ve perceived it, has earned his spot along with other American playwrights such as Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller as some of the greatest playwrights in the Western World, even if they mostly explore middle class, blue collar, white guy problems.It is because of this reason I find Pinter s work to be far superior.

  7. says:

    I once heard Glengarry Glen Ross described as the other great American play about salesmen In truth there are many great American plays that explore the capricious game of selling that is the soul of Capitalism But this is, indeed, in the top two I have always liked it than Death of a Salesman but I know I m in the minority on that and no one can deny Miller s Willy Loman This is Mamet at the absolute peak of his powers It doesn t read like a play so much as a transcript typed up from hidden audio surveillance All the characters are hustling all the time We learn the sad details of their personal lives only through inference and confusing asides It s funny and profane and the tragic end is as cathartic as any Greek classic.This is a play that often gets amateur productions in mid sized cities and on campuses If you see a poster, go and see it If you don t see a poster then watch the movie with Pacino, Lemmon, Spacey, Arkin and Alec Baldwin If you ever get around to reading the actual stageplay you ll be disappointed that Baldwin s part is a cinematic addition but there it is Actually here it is Carac

  8. says:

    Honestly, I thought I d hate this play Then I saw it with Liev Schreiber and Alan Alda and was engrossed This is an incredibly hard play to pull off on stage there s something about Mamet s stylized dialogue that requires truly talented actors Probably one of the ten best productions I ve ever seen I mention the staged version because you really get a clear sense of the feel of this play from reading it I can t say it s for everyone the language is strong and it s decidedly, well, male Nonetheless, it is worth reading.

  9. says:

    Who am I to argue with a Pulitzer Prize winner But, wow, the amount of repetition and extraneous verbiage is surprising Some of it creates beats and perhaps captures the reality of speech Still, that seems way overdone And why do it Aside from that Mamet is great at showing character via dialogue And the most famous scene from the movie is not even in the play.

  10. says:

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that has won accolades across the board, been featured in the National Theatre of London, been on Broadway, and made into a movie starring Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey I mean holy heavens Batman that is some serious casting.The action takes place over two days in two settings a Chinese restaurant and a real estate office The characters are real estate agents from Chicago trying to sell swampland in Florida to unwilling buyers, and they will lie, cheat, bribe, and in general be insufferable to do so Their immorality doesn t stop with schmoozing average joes they are also ridiculous to each other and willing to do just about anything, including steal, to make a buck In other words, they are terrible people.I am entirely unsure how I feel about this play I picked it up from the library on a whim I was just walking around finding where things were my first time in this particular library and the title jumped out at me, being as it was familiar I brought it home and read it during a blackout I just love it when we lose electricity that is some serious guilt free reading time in my opinion.I think my main problem with the play was the language No one finished their freaking sentences Like ever I can see swindly egocentric men getting a bit phrase ish when they get excited, but trying to read a play where every single character has difficulty forming a complete thought is taxing I wonder if the film version is better there s no way they made the movie true to the play as far as dialogue and action Otherwise the movie would be extremely short and dull after all, the entire play is conversations With that cast of actors, it shouldn t be too difficult a movie to watch.As for what I did like about the play, first and foremost, it was interesting to watch listen to read about such horrible people They were such over the top stereotypes of swindlers and listening to them complain and scheme was a bit entertaining Overall, I can t give a solid recommendation I m glad I read it, but I definitely won t be reading it again.

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