The Essential Harold Clurman: Commentary on Theatre, Acting, Writing and the Art of Performance
This power-packed paperback abridged edition of the acclaimed Collected Works of Harold Clurman, originally published by Applause in a 1200-page hardcover edition, fully covers all the major landmarks and issues of 20th Century theatre. It includes Clurman on theatre's major players: O'Neill, Ibsen, Williams, Odets, Mamet, et al. He was also a master critic of and voice on the world's major theatre companies: the Moscow Art Theatre, Comedie Francaise, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and, of course, on his own Group Theatre, legendary breeding ground of method acting. The volume also offers readers Clurman's landmark discussions on acting, directing, and the art of performance. Unlike most of the great figures of 20th Century theatre, Clurman, luckily for us, regularly put his thoughts down in writing.