Waiting for Lefty Summary
Clifford Odets

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Waiting for Lefty Summary

Clifford Odets's Waiting for Lefty is a vigorous, confrontational work, based on a 1934 stake of unionized New York cabdrivers. Explicit political messages dominate the play, whose ultimate goal was nothing less than the promotion of a communist revolution in America. Appearing at the height of the Great Depression, the play's original 1935 production was a critical and popular sensation. Waiting for Lefty was widely staged throughout the country and brought Odets sudden fame. While its...

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