Harold Clurman


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Harold Edgar Clurman (September 18, 1901 – September 9, 1980) was a visionary American theatre director and drama critic, "one of the most influential in the United States". He was most notable as one of the three founders of the New York City's Group Theatre (1931–1941). He directed more than 40 plays in his careerand, during the 1950s, was nominated for a Tony Award as director for ... more »

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  • ''Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.''
    Harold Clurman (1901-1980), U.S. stage director, critic. quoted in Robert Brustein, "The Vitality of Harold Clurman," pt. 1, Who Needs Theatre (1987)....
  • ''The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics.''
    Harold Clurman (1901-1980), U.S. stage director, critic. quoted in Robert Brustein, "The Vitality of Harold Clurman," pt. 1, Who Needs Theatre (1987)....
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