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Clifford Odets and American political theatre

Author: Christopher J Herr
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Series: Contributions in drama and theatre studies, no. 53.; Contributions in drama and theatre studies., Lives of the theatre.
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"Spanning two World Wars, the Depression, and the Cold War, the works of Clifford Odets illuminate a period of tremendous change in American life and theatre. Herr examines Odets's plays and screenplays against the backdrop of the artistic and economic pressures placed upon him by the Group Theatre, Broadway, Hollywood, and the 1952 HUAC hearings in which he testified. He avers that Odets's experience as a writer in  Read more...
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Herr, Christopher J., 1966-
Clifford Odets and American political theatre.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(OCoLC)603780089
Named Person: Clifford Odets; Clifford Odets; Clifford Odets
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Herr
ISBN: 0313315949 9780313315947
OCLC Number: 51900502
Description: xii, 177 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Odets and America, 1906-1929 --
Art and politics in the marketplace : Odets, the group, and America, 1929-1940 --
"Life printed on dollar bills" : the marketplace in Odets's group plays --
Odets and the dwindling political theatre, 1940-1954 --
"A real artist of the people" : Odets' post-group plays --
"The enemy with a capital 'E"" : Odets' final years.
Series Title: Contributions in drama and theatre studies, no. 53.; Contributions in drama and theatre studies., Lives of the theatre.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Herr.

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?None of the studies of Clifford Odets since the early 1960s delves into the political content and context of his plays more thoroughly and powerfully than this one does. Herr expands on points Read more...

 
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