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NOW IN IT'S 16th INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED YEAR!
The solo performance play about HAROLD CLURMAN
The most influential figure in the history of the American Theatre
Director / Drama Critic / Co-founder of The Group Theatre

   

Harold Clurman

For other pages about Harold Clurman visit the following links:
| Harold Clurman Biography | Chronology | Harold Clurman's Reflections | Plays Directed | What Harold Clurman Means to Us Today | Letter from President Jimmy Carter |

HAROLD CLURMAN is heralded as "the Elder Statesman of the American Theatre." He embodied the passion, the fervor, the inspiring voice of an entire generation. Co-founder with Lee Strasberg and Cheryl Crawford of the famed Group Theatre of the 1930's considered by many the most significant ensemble art theatre in the history of the American theatre, it revolutionized not only the American Theatre but American acting in every facet. Mr. Clurman was the award-winning director of over 40 of the most important plays of the 20th century, including A Member of the Wedding with Julie Harris; Bus Stop with Kim Stanley; Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing, Golden Boy, Paradise Lost, and Rocket to the Moon; The Dance of the Toreadors with Ralph Richardson; Tiger at the Gates with Michael Redgrave; and Uncle Vanya with Joseph Wiseman. He also directed Marlon Brando (in his first adult role) in Truckline Café; Montserrat at Israel's Habimah Theatre; Long Day's Journey Into Night with Roy Scheider in Tokyo; and Japan's Kumo Theatre Company in The Iceman Cometh. He authored such influential books as The Fervent Years, On Directing, Ibsen, Lies Like Truth, and his autobiography, All People Are Famous. He was considered America's pre-eminent theatre critic, and was the drama critic for "The Nation" and "The New Republic". Mr. Clurman received the Donaldson Award for Directing, the George Jean Nathan Award for Writing and France's Legion d'Honneur. Mr. Clurman's writings can be found in The Collected Works of Harold Clurman, and every season in "The Soul of the American Actor" Newspaper.

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Harold Clurman in front of the original Harold Clurman Theatre on 42ns Street, New York City

Harold Clurman as drawn by Al Hirschfeld

"Deadline at Dawn" - a 1946 film noir, the only film directed by Harold Clurman, written by Clifford Odets & starring Susan Hayward and Paul Lukas. Director of photography: Nicholas Musuraca. Musical score by Hanns Eisler

"The Collected Works of Harold Clurman: Six Decades of Commentary on Theatre , Dance, Music, Film, Arts and Letters" by Harold Clurman, Editors: Marjorie Loggia, Glenn Young - Applause Books

Harold Clurman giving one of his talks to Group Theatre actors during their first summer in Brookfield Center, Connecticut, 1931

 

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For other pages about Harold Clurman visit the following links:
| Harold Clurman Biography | Chronology | Harold Clurman's reflections | Plays Directed |
| What Harold Clurman Means to Us Today | Letter from President Jimmy Carter |


 

 

 

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