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Waiting for Lefty and Other Plays

by Clifford Odets

Other authors: Harold Clurman (Introduction)

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Clifford Odets was a well-regarded communist playwright of the first half of the century, whom I believe was blacklisted in the McCarthy era. These plays are colored to an extent by his political leanings, but on the whole they are compassionate and sympathetic portrayals of the common people of the land struggling to find happiness and prosperity in a system geared against them. "Rocket To the Moon" is probably his most mature and successful play here, with an unlikely hero emerging at the conclusion. "Golden Boy" is also quite good. The others are more strongly flavored by Odets' politics, somewhat to their detriment. ( )
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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 / Rocket to the Moon
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Book jacket/back: Clifford Odets is considered the most gifted American social protest dramatist of the thirties and certainly one of America's great playwrights. Odets was born in Philadelphia in 1906 and raised in the Bronx, New York. After joining the Group Theatre in 1931, he wrote his six best and most famous plays, included in this volume.

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