Tag Archives: Awake and Sing

Meeting Elia Kazan

For Elia Kazan’s birthday I met Elia Kazan once. He showed up at a production of Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing, which was being put on at the Actors Studio. I was involved in the production as a general Girl … Continue reading

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The Books: “Elia Kazan: A Life” (Elia Kazan)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Elia Kazan: A Life, by Elia Kazan I met Elia Kazan once. It was in 1999 and I was working on a show at the Actors Studio. It was a production of Awake and Sing, … Continue reading

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Revival of Awake and Sing

My eyes stung with tears reading the review of the revival of Awake and Sing that just opened here in New York at the Belasco. This was Odets’ biggest hit – the story of the rambunctious bickering Berger family in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Elia Kazan

I have spent my life pretty much studying his movies, ever since I saw East of Eden when I was 12 years old. His involvement in The Group Theatre in the 1930s helped launch him as a director – even … Continue reading

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The Books: “Awake and Sing” (Clifford Odets)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Another Clifford Odets play – Awake and Sing Unlike Waiting for Lefty which is a series of vignettes, culminating in the taxi strike when all the different strands come together … Awake and Sing … Continue reading

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