Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole

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Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole
Written by William Goldman
James Goldman
Date premiered 5 October 1961
Original language English
Genre Drama

Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole is a 1961 play by William Goldman and James Goldman. Both Goldman brothers had served in the army and the play is about a supply sergeant at an army post in the south.[1]

William Goldman later recalled "we had both been in the army at the same time and it seemed like a decent enough idea and magically we got it on."[2]

Original Production[edit]

The original production starred Peter Fonda and Darren McGavin and was directed by Jerome Chodorov. It ran for 84 performances. James Caan appeared in the cast.[3]

Fonda's performance earned him a New York Drama Critic's Circle Award.[4]

Adaptation[edit]

Screen rights were sold to the America Corporation.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ STEVENS, FIELDS COMBINE FORCES: PRODUCERS PLANNING 'BLOOD SWEAT AND STANLEY POOLE' -- NAPOLEON MUSICAL SET By SAM ZOLOTOW. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 23 Jan 1961: 19.
  2. ^ Egan p 29
  3. ^ If Jimmy Caan had it to do over...: "Right now, I do feel like a 'star'." His career turnabout came in 1969, with Coppola's "The Rain People." Caan calls himself "the only New York Jewish cowboy." Clifford, Terry. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 09 Mar 1975: g18.
  4. ^ Jamie Diamond, "Peter Fonda Finds a Bit of Henry Within", New York Times, 8 June 1997 accessed 24 November 2012
  5. ^ MOROSCO DEVISES BOX-OFFICE SPUR: COUPON USED AS A VARIATION ON 'TWOFER' BARGAIN IDEA By SAM ZOLOTOW. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 09 Oct 1961: 42.

References[edit]

  • Egan, Sean, William Goldman: The Reluctant Storyteller, Bear Manor Media 2014

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