Harold Clurman

Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre

About Harold Clurman

“All around me the painters and composers groped for ways to express contemporary society in their work. Where, I wondered, was this parallel activity in theater?” Harold Clurman has been called the most influential figure in the history of the American theater. Between 1935 and 1980, he directed over forty plays, including Jean Giraudoux’s TIGER […]

Broadway’s Dreamers: The Legacy of The Group Theatre

About the Group Theatre

In the summer of 1931, three young idealists, Harold Clurman, Cheryl Crawford and Lee Strasberg, were inspired by a passionate dream of transforming the American theater. They recruited 28 actors to form a permanent ensemble dedicated to dramatizing the life of their times. They conceived The Group Theatre as a response to what they saw […]