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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Playwright Bios

Two informative profiles (and good reads) about a couple of important yet undervalued playwrights from the past.

Director Richard Eyre reflects on Harley Granville-Barker

And John Lahr presents a long-anticipated New Yorker feature on 100yrs of Clifford Odets. In the usual Lahr style, heavy on the Freud and plentiful with the colorful quotes. I only wish he spent even more time on Odets' later years and works, still so maligned. With the one biography on him still only covering half his life, the rest begs to be written!

Look for an Awake and Sing review here real soon...

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