David Mamet: Glengarry Glen Ross

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Often remarked for its accurate reproduction of the “jazz-like” rhythms peculiar to American speech and frequently compared to its quintessentially American precursor, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Glengarry Glen Ross opened first in London at the instigation of a British playwright, Harold Pinter. Mamet’s play went on to win the Society of West End Theatres’ Award in London for Best Play of 1983 prior to ever playing in the United States—first at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, then at the Golden Theater in New York—where it subsequently garnered the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for the Best American Play, the Dramatists’ Guild’s…

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Citation:
Bryan, Richard. "Glengarry Glen Ross". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 September 2009
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