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The Resource Clifford Odets and American political theatre, Christopher J. Herr

Clifford Odets and American political theatre, Christopher J. Herr

Label
Clifford Odets and American political theatre
Title
Clifford Odets and American political theatre
Statement of responsibility
Christopher J. Herr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the film and theatre industries is reflected in expressions of economic struggle in his plays. While a "culture of abundance" in the face of economic catastrophe shaped the structure and content of his early works, political pressures, especially during the Cold War, shaped his later career." "This book illustrates the deeply utopian nature of Odets's vision, which existed alongside a continuing ambivalence toward consumer culture as a means of political and social change. Herr's fresh new look at Odets's works and contributions to the American stage invites readers to reconsider accepted notions about the playwright's importance."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herr, Christopher J.
Dewey number
812/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3529.D46
LC item number
Z69 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Contributions in drama and theatre studies,
  • Lives of the theatre
Series volume
no. 103.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Odets, Clifford
  • Odets, Clifford
  • Politics and literature
  • Political plays, American
  • American drama
  • Theater
Label
Clifford Odets and American political theatre, Christopher J. Herr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-170) and index
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
Control code
ocm51900502
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 177 p.
Isbn
9780313315947
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003046329
System control number
(OCoLC)51900502
Label
Clifford Odets and American political theatre, Christopher J. Herr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-170) and index
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
Control code
ocm51900502
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 177 p.
Isbn
9780313315947
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003046329
System control number
(OCoLC)51900502

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