“The Group Theatre was unique and will never be repeated. For a while it was literally the voice of Depression America. . . . Anyone interested in the Group has to know what is in this fine book.”Arthur Miller
Real Life Drama
978-0-8021-3300-7 • $14.95 • Paperback • July 1992
Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith’s dramatic narrative brings the incomparable, influential troupe to life once again, capturing the joys pains, the triumphs and defeats of this passionate community of idealists as they opened a new frontier in theater. Filled with fresh insights into the towering personalities of Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan, Clifford Odets, Stella and Luther Adler, Karl Malden, and Lee J. Cobb, among many others, Real Life Drama both enriches and corrects our understanding of Clurman’s own memoir, The Fervent Years.