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I've seen a lot of his films (though none of his plays live) and this is the first play of his I've read. His writing style is very rhythmic but sometimes it seems over the top. Obviously on the stage I have no doubt it comes alive, but we aren't reading an actors' rehearsal. I'd have to give it a Yes on the stage and a No on the page.
One notable person I missed whilst reading the play was Blake, played in the film by Alec Baldwin in his best performance yet (and I don't think he's going to beat it now.) I'm thinking the BGO asterisk filter is going to be working overtime here: Of course the whole film is of world-class actors every one of them on top of their game. From everything2 (where the above script quote comes from too): For me, Jack Lemmon manages to rise above a very distinguished crowd. The film was one of the first few I bought on DVD, and watching the film is more fun that reading the play.
Sorry about the delay in setting this up! Best to send me a PM, rather than trusting me to see the voting thread. Then, if nothing happens, nag... When I was on They Think It's All Over, we had on Britain's Strongest Man, Glen Ross, as a Feel The Sportsman. At one point, Gary Lineker asked who he was, and Rory said, "It's Glenn, Gary. Glenn Ross." I thought I'd share.