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The Books: On Directing, by Harold Clurman

It is time to say goodbye to the Biography shelf. I still have many self-described genres to get through. I decided to move on to my messy well-thumbed shelf of Acting/Theatre books. Books on the history of acting, history of … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Time Is Ripe: The 1940 Journals of Clifford Odets”

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: The Time Is Ripe: The 1940 Journal of Clifford Odets : With an Introduction by William Gibson Clifford Odets (playwright in the 30s and 40s – inspiration to Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, a generation of … Continue reading

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Golden Boy: The Youthful Curly-Haired Beauty of William Holden

… as boxer/violinist Joe Bonaparte in Clifford Odets’ Golden Boy (1939):

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Happy Birthday, Clifford Odets

Clifford Odets (playwright in the 30s and 40s – inspiration to Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, a generation of playwrights – and he inspires still although some of his plays have dated badly) kept a journal throughout his tumultuous life. One … Continue reading

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Deer In the Headlights

I was in a production of Golden Boy in Chicago. The show, sadly, did not find an audience. We played to nearly empty houses. And it was a long run, too … It was kind of dreadful, and heartbreaking – … Continue reading

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The Books: “Golden Boy” (Clifford Odets)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Another Clifford Odets play – and this one is probably the most well-known of his plays (although I do not believe it is his best)- Golden Boy It was turned into a movie, first … Continue reading

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