Awake and Sing! Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Awake and Sing!.

  • 7 Literature Criticisms
Follow Us on Facebook

Study Pack

The Awake and Sing! Study Pack contains:

Essays & Analysis (7)

2,793 words, approx. 10 pages
In the excerpt below, Bigsby surveys Odets' work with the Group Theatre, paying particular attention to Awake and Sing! Odets's Berger family [of Awake and Sing!] is trapped, in a mental... Read more
1,192 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following, Young offers a mixed review of Awake and Sing!, judging it a "workaday drama." There are a number of pertinent things to be said of the Group Theatre's last prod... Read more
643 words, approx. 3 pages
Vernon provides a glowing assessment of Awake and Sing!, declaring it "one of the truest, most vital productions of the year. " The Group Theatre got off none too happily in its first pr... Read more
1,906 words, approx. 7 pages
In the excerpt below from a conference paper presented in 1964, Goldstone asserts that Awake and Sing! is Odets' most profound play and explores the significance of money to the characters. Awa... Read more
3,948 words, approx. 14 pages
Warshow was a Jewish-American editor, essayist, and film critic. In the following essay, he discusses Odets's Awake and Sing! and its realistic portrayal of the common Jewish-American experienc... Read more
705 words, approx. 3 pages
Gill is an American novelist, short story writer, and critic. In the following review, he pans a modern production of Odets's Awake and Sing! and wonders if the work has been lost to history. I... Read more
6,431 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay, Dozier examines Paradise Lost, a play originally criticized for being an inferior version of Awake and Sing!, Odets's first work. Dozier looks beyond superficial similar... Read more