Additional Resources for Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets

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Brenman-Gibson, Margaret Clifford Odets, American Playwright; The Years from 1906 to 1940, Atheneum, 1982 This is an extensive, thoroughly researched account of Odets's early career, and contains a detailed treatment of his years with the Group Theatre.

Goldstein, Malcolm. The Political Stage American Drama and Theatre of the Great Depression, Oxford, 1974. Goldstein presents a full history of Depression-era political drama, covering not only the Group Theatre but many similar organizations, including the Theatre Guild, Theatre Union, and the "Living Newspaper" productions of the Federal Theatre Project

Goodman, Walter. The Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1968.

Goodman offers a thorough history of the Congressional committee that was at the center of the Cold War anticommvmist crusade, including the appearances of Odets and several of his 1930s contemporaries.

Mendelsohn, Michael J. Clifford Odets: Humanitarian Dramatist, Everett/Edwards, 1969.

Mendelsohn provides a concise biography of the playwright...

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