Wedding Band Essay

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In this review o/The Wedding Band, Clurman states that despite minor flaws, Childress's work offers trenchant realism and qualifies as a significant piece of theatre.

Clurman is highly regarded as a director, author, and longtime drama critic for the Nation. He was an important contributor to the development of the modem American theater as a cofounder of the Innovative Group Theater, which served as an arena for the works of new playwrights and as an experimental workshop for actors. Along with Lee Strasberg, he is credited with bringing the technique known as "method acting" to the fore in American film and theatre.

Alice Childress' Wedding Band has an authenticity which, whatever its faults, makes it compelling both as script and performance. The locale is some place near Charleston, S.C., during the last days of World War I. The play tells of a frustrated love; one that...

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