Golden Boy, drama in three acts by Clifford Odets, produced and published in It traces the downfall of Joe Bonaparte, a gifted young. The BEST source for Golden Boy, Golden Boy Tickets, and Golden Boy Information. Golden Boy was Clifford Odets’s most successful theatrical production. First published in in the United States, the play was a dramatic departure from.

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Golden Boy is a golren by Clifford Odets. The play was initially produced on Broadway by The Group Theatre in Odets’ biggest hit was made into a film of the same namestarring William Holden in his breakthrough role, and also served as the basis for a musical with Sammy Davis, Jr. Joe Bonaparte is an Italian-American man who dreams of becoming a skilled violinist.

Joe, however, fights a boxing match for manager Tom Moody, which he wins. Bonaparte, has scraped up enough money to afford a top-of-the-line violin for Joe’s 21st birthday.

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Odtes, upon learning of Joe’s fight from Joe’s brother Frank, Mr. Bonaparte decides not to give Joe the violin. Two months later, Joe has become a successful boxer for Moody and Roxy Gottlieb, a prizefight promoter.

However, Joe won’t throw punches, attempting to protect his hands. Later, Joe prepares to go on a boxing gooden, where Mr. Bonaparte presents Joe with the violin. Joe plays it, but tells his father to return it.

Six months odeets, Joe’s career continues to advance. Infamous gangster Eddie Fuseli approaches Moody and Roxy, demanding to be signed on as a partner, which Joe agrees to.


Moody, believing Joe to be distracted by his fame, convinces his girlfriend Lorna to talk to Joe. She does so, and the pair profess their love to each other. Despite this, Lorna cannot bring herself to break off her relationship with Moody.

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Feeling that he has lost Lorna as well as his father’s respect, Joe no longer holds back in the ring. In goledn next match, Joe defeats his opponent, but breaks a hand.

Six more months later, Joe has become a top-ranked prizefighter.

He odehs become disillusioned with his fame and his managers, and has become more vicious in the ring. After learning Lorna is engaged to Moody, Joe confronts her and they argue, where Lorna accuses Joe of being a killer like Fuseli. Disoriented, Joe is unable to stay focused against his opponent, but pulls through with a victory.

Before the celebration begins, Joe learns his final blow has killed his opponent. Meanwhile, Joe’s managers arrive at the Bonaparte home to wait for Joe and Lorna. Frank receives a call informing him that Joe and Lorna have died in a car crash. Bonaparte prepares to retrieve the body, saying he will bring Joe “home Following his odfts Waiting for Lefty and Awake and Sing! His own internal struggle to choose between art and materialism became the basis for the theme of his play, his first to focus more on psychology and personal relationships than social criticism.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviewer noted that Odets wrote about social consciousness in Waiting for Lefty and “lessons of faith” in Awake and Singbut in Golden Boy odtes set out to “merely tell a story. Odets called the play “symbolic,” with one latter-era critic noting that “the show pits spiritual ideals against lust for fame and money in what can only be termed an implausible setup. The Broadway production, directed by Harold Clurmanopened on November 4, at the Belasco Theatre[5] where it ran for performances.


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