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 (ō-dĕts′), Clifford 1906-1963.
American playwright known for his powerful works of the Depression era, including Waiting for Lefty (1935) and Golden Boy (1937).


(Biography) Clifford. 1906–63, US dramatist; founder member of the Group Theatre. His plays include Waiting for Lefty (1935) and Golden Boy (1937)



Clifford, 1906–63, U.S. playwright.
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The latest work to get this treatment (courtesy the New Yiddish Rep) is the Clifford Odets classic Awake and Sing
We also stated that the play's 1964 musical adaptation, also titled Golden Boy, had a book by Odets.
Though Sullivan was unable to confirm Odets's authorship of the sentence, he theorised that Odets wrote something similar, which was then misquoted in the 1971 textbook.
He notes that "in addition to creating fictional characters, it is our job [as theater artists] to reflect the just and unjust in the real world as they did back in the days of Clifford Odets and LeRoi Jones.
Lahr, an author and drama critic, collects profiles and reviews he wrote for The New Yorker of playwrights, productions, and directors, including Arthur Miller, August Wilson, Tony Kushner, David Mamet, Sarah Ruhl, Clifford Odets, David Rabe, Harold Pinter, Wallace Shawn, Neil LaBute, Sam Shepard, William Shakespeare, Nicholas Hytner, Ingmar Bergman, Susan Stroman, John Barton, and Arcadia, The Pajama Game, The Retreat from Moscow, Private Lives, Company, Sweeney Todd, Me, Myself & I, Oklahoma
The story could have been a modern adaptation of Ibsen or Odets because it bears all the hallmarks of classic agitative theatre.
Rainer was at one time married to the playwright Clifford Odets.
She fought with her studio over control of her career, fled Hollywood for New York, and suffered through a brief, unhappy marriage to the playwright Clifford Odets.
Having grown up in the Jewless, right-wing suburbs of Reagan's South, I can sum up my precollege knowledge of Clifford Odets in two words: Barton Fink.
The play was Waiting for Lefty, by Clifford Odets, and the show was so successful it gave the group the confidence to go from strength to strength .
Odets, prolific and acclaimed, was the angry young man of American theater.
Letter exchanges in the early 1940s with David Chudnow, Paul Kohner, and the famous playwright Clifford Odets, among other influential figures in the Hollywood film industry, show how involved Eisler was with the film scene, even though he often loathed it.