Waiting for Lefty & other plays

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Grove Press , New York
Other titlesWaiting for Lefty and other plays.
StatementClifford Odets ; with a preface by the author ; with an introduction by Harold Clurman.
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LC ClassificationsPS3529.D46 A6 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 418 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL23275114M
ISBN 100802132200
LC Control Number93002795

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Odets was born in Philadelphia in and raised in the Bronx, New York. The two one-acts Waiting for Lefty and the anti-Nazi Till the Day I Die, along with a number of other works by various playwrights produced by the Group Theatre, are harsh criticisms of profiteers and exploitative economic systems during the Great have been dismissed by some critics as left-wing commonly, however, Waiting for Lefty is considered iconic in.

His first play, Waiting for Lefty (), an agitprop play about strikers, was an enormous success. Most of his other plays of the s, most notably Awake and Sing () and Paradise Lost (), concern the economic and psychological plight of poor New York City Jewish families and heighten middle-class Jewish speech into a kind of poetry.5/5(1).

Waiting for Lefty is a play by the American playwright Clifford was his first play to be produced. Consisting of a series of related vignettes, the entire play is framed by a meeting of cab drivers who are planning a labor framing uses the audience as part of the meeting.

The play debuted on Sunday, January 6, as part of a benefit performance for New Theatre Cited by: 9. Free shipping on orders of $35+ from Target. Read reviews and buy Waiting for Lefty and Other Plays - by Clifford Odets (Paperback) at Target. Get it today with Same Day Delivery, Order Pickup or Drive : $   Waiting for Lefty was premiered on Januand was staged innovatively, played on a blacked-out stage with the characters projected as shadows created by directional lighting.

Originally published as: Six plays of Clifford Odets. Description: xiv, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Waiting for Lefty --Awake and sing. --Till the day I die --Paradise lost --Golden boy --Rocket to the moon.

Other Titles: Plays. Waiting for Lefty and other plays: Responsibility. Waiting for Lefty is a play by Clifford Odets. The play, which focuses on a group of taxi drivers planning a labor strike, was the first of Odets’ works to be performed on the stage.

It was produced by the Group Theatre, a New York City-based company. Both Waiting for Lefty and Other Plays AND Six Plays by Clifford Odets contain the following plays: Waiting for Lefty / Awake and Sing. / Till the Day I Die / Paradise Lost / Golden Boy / /5(1).

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ISBN ISBN Used. Softcover. The “Dramatic Action” In “Waiting for Lefty and Other Plays” the “dramatic action” of the story was a huge political consequence that took place in America during His first play, Waiting for Lefty (), an agitprop play about strikers, was an enormous success.

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CAUTION: Professionals and amateurs are hereby warned that Waiting for Lefty, being fully protected. After working as an actor for several years in New York City's avant-garde, left-wing Group Theatre repertory company, Clifford Odets produced his first play, "Waiting for Lefty," in To call it a smash hit would be an understatement.

One of the most celebrated and significant plays of the modern American theatre, WAITING FOR LEFTY by Clifford Odets is set in the Depression era and deals with the exploitation of the working classes. First presented by the famous Group Theatre, the play has become a symbol of its times and a beacon for many soon-to-be famous by: 9.

New York: Covici-Friede, First edition, second issue of Odet's first book, containing his first three plays, Awake and Sing!, Waiting for Lefty, and Till the Day I Die, all of which were written for and premiered by the Group Theatre in the. The entire play revolves around the meeting of cab drivers who happen to be planning a labor strike.

Through the dramatic device of framing, the playwright makes the audience a part of the meeting. Before this play, Odets had written several other plays but they were not produced. “Waiting for Lefty” was the first play by Odets to be produced. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Clifford Odets books online.

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The Big Knife 22 copies. (38) books (43) 19th century (). Six Plays of Clifford Odets: Waiting for Lefty, Awake and Sing!, Till the Day I Die, Paradise Lost, Golden Boy, and Rocket to the Moon Clifford Odets (Author); Harold Clurman (Introduction by) Published by Grove Press, Inc.

Clifford Odets Odets was one of the most prominent American playwrights of the s. His first significant play, the one-act "Waiting for Lefty," with its leftist philosophy and.Waiting for Lefty was widely staged throughout the country and brought Odets sudden fame.

While its dramatic style has long since fallen out of fashion (along with the idealistic politics that inspired it), it is considered a prime example of a genre known as "revolutionary" or "agitprop" theatre.Waiting for Lefty, one-act play by Clifford Odets, published and produced in One of the first examples of proletarian drama, the play takes place during the Depression, in a meeting hall of the taxi drivers’ union.

The union members are waiting for their representative, Lefty, to arrive so that they can vote on a a series of six vignettes, various drivers make a plea to strike.