Waiting for Lefty | Critical Review by Joseph Wood Krutch

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SOURCE: "Mr. Odets Speaks His Mind," in The Nation, New York, Vol. 140, No. 3640, 10 April 1935, pp. 427-28.

In the following review of "Till the Day I Die" and "Waiting for Lefty, "Krutch states that with these plays "Mr. Odets has invented a form which turns out to be a very effective dramatic equivalent of soap-box oratory."

A new production by the Group Theater supplies the answer to a question I asked in this column three weeks ago. Mr. Clifford Odets, the talented author of Awake and Sing, has come out for the revolution and thrown in his artistic lot with those who use the theater for direct propaganda. The earlier play, it seems, was written some three years ago before his convictions had crystallized, and it owes to that fact a certain contemplative and brooding quality. The new ones—there are two on a...

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