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David Mamet hasn't got much to shout about on Broadway at the moment, unlike the much-praised star of one of his two flops

The world is divided into two types of people: diehard Al Pacino fans, and the rest of us. Both were in attendance at a half-empty matinee performance this week of the Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet's Pulitzer prize-winning 1982 depiction of a crooked Chicago real-estate office.

The faithful dutifully applauded as the curtain rose on the faded figure of the 70s superstar. As he began to speak, they leaned forward enthusiastically.

The rest of us leaned forward too. But that was only to try to grasp what Pacino was saying. At best he mumbled and muttered his opening lines, at worst the lines didn't even leave his mouth but seemed to give up the fight somewhere between his Adam's apple and his lips, before »

- Emma G Keller

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