Clifford Odets


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United States playwright (1906-1963)

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The Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission is an annual playwriting commission that encourages emerging playwrights to write original works for large ensembles of emerging actors.
The work of Clifford Odets returns to our stage in "Awake and Sing" directed by Christopher "Jumbo" Schimpf.
The aspirations of the New York Jewish Left became part of his screen identity (especially since some of his most successful films were either written and/or directed by those who were schooled--politically if not also artistically--in this milieu: for example, Clifford Odets, Robert Rossen, Abraham Polonsky, Elia Kazan and Albert Maltz).
Long under the spell of radical writers such as Dalton Trumbo and Clifford Odets, Hollywood was "a town that welcomed Daniel Ortega of the Sandinista junta but never took up the cause of a single Soviet or Eastern European dissident.
The Forverts played a pivotal role in the Yiddishization of American English by perfecting a journalistic style approximating one-to-one conversational Yiddish which, during the Depression years, writers like Mike Gold, Meyer Levin, Leo Rosten, and Clifford Odets translated into American English.
See this negative judgment of the play's ending in the treatments of it by Gabriel Miller, Clifford Odets [NY: Continuum, 1989]; Gerald Weales, Odets: The Playwright [NY: Methuen, 1985]; Malcolm Goldstein, The Political Stage: American Drama and the Theater of the Great Depression [NY: Oxford University Press, 1974]; Gerald Rabkin, Drama and Commitment: Politics in the American Theatre of the Thirties [Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1964]; R.
Her leading men included Cary Grant in None But the Lonely Heart (1944) directed by Clifford Odets, and Gary Cooper in Task Force (1948).
Miller also disliked the overlong psychoanalytic biography of Clifford Odets by Margaret Brenman-Gibson and cut the comment that "[begin strikethrough] "He'd 'rather shoot himself than become as deluded as Odets--though the deluded don't recognize their delusions
When he brings up Sweet Smell of Success, it is to focus--at fascinating length--on the screen-writing genius of Clifford Odets as, by a tortuous process, he shapes a rudimentary episode into the classic 21 Club sequence, that most Shakespearean of movie scenes.
All My Sons tapped into an anti-capitalist milieu inspired by the playwright Clifford Odets and others.
In addition to offering crisp explications and fact-filled stage histories of Kushner's varied canon, Fisher insightfully links Kushner and his work to a rich thematic heritage, including the works of Bertolt Brecht, Clifford Odets, and Tennessee Williams (lines from A Streetcar Named Desire are cited in Angels).
Mackendrick, with writers Ernest Lehman and Clifford Odets, paints Broadway as an open sewer of corruption, ego, tragedy and naked ambition.
Whitfield looks closely at Clifford Odets, Arthur Miller, David Mamet, and Wendy Wasserstein.
Radical drama, some of it put on by the New Deal's own Federal Theater, was producing a rich crop of future film talent, from Clifford Odets, Elia Kazan, and Jules Dassin to John Garfield and (among the child actors) Sidney Lumet.
Clifford Odets provides the acidic screenplay for a tale which takes a dim view of the media industry.