Before the class begins reading the play, propose a sort of contest to the class that pitches them against each other. For example: the highest scorer on the first quiz is exempt from the rest of them, and the 3 lowest will receive a ten-point deduction from future quizzes. After a day, discuss with the class what they felt about the competition.
In the real estate office of Act 2, Mamet has created a claustrophobic capitalist prison. Have the class draw a rendering of the office that they would build if they were putting on a production of this play.
A Days of Salesmen
Spend a class period watching films that deal with men and women in competition for commissions (for example: Boiler Room, Tin Men, Wall Street). Discuss with the class what these movies have in common.
Casting a Production
Glengarry Glen Ross is one...
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