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 career and, during the 1950s, was nominated for a Tony Award as director for several productions. In addition to his directing career, he was drama critic for The New Republic (1948–52) and The Nation (1953–1980), helping shape American theater by writing about it. Clurman wrote seven books about the theatre, including his memoir The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre And The Thirties (1961).
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... Formed by Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg and producer Cheryl Crawford, The Group was an ensemble of passionate young actors, directors and writers who came ... at the American Theatre Laboratory where Clurman and Strasberg had studied, resulted in a more truthful, more believable, and therefore more powerful stage ... from Group obligations, many of the members, including Lewis and Group founder Harold Clurman, went off to join other Group members already in Hollywood ...
... directed not by Elia Kazan who had directed the Broadway production but by Harold Clurman ... Hagen had had a revelatory experience when she first worked with Clurman in 1947 ... In Respect for Acting, she credited her discoveries with Clurman as the springboard for what she would later explore with her husband Herbert Berghof "how ...
... Helped create a uniquely American theater Harold Clurman Theatre on Broadway was named for him ...
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“The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics.”
—Harold Clurman (19011980)
“Well, at least I have the satisfaction of having destroyed a terrible monster, and in doing so rid the world of an awful curse.”
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