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Eugene O'Neill

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Short Play, Comedy

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780940450486

Two Hollywood movie men have signed an agreement with Pancho Gomez, leader of a revolution in Mexico, for exclusive rights to film all his battles. In return, the moguls will keep the revolutionaries supplied with munitions and supplies. Because the head movie man desires a Mexican woman named Anita…

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$40.00
: O'Neill Plays Vol. 1: 1913-1920

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Comedy

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Two Hollywood movie men have signed an agreement with Pancho Gomez, leader of a revolution in Mexico, for exclusive rights to film all his battles. In return, the moguls will keep the revolutionaries supplied with munitions and supplies. Because the head movie man desires a Mexican woman named Anita, he agrees to help her negotiate with Gomez to free her father, due to be executed by the revolutionary. This is a satire not only on the movieland mentality, but also on American interventionism in the "Third World."
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4m, 1f

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Eugene O'Neill

Eugene O'Neill

When Eugene O’Neill (1888 – 1953) began writing for the stage early in the 20th century, the American theatre was dominated by vaudeville and romantic melodramas. Influenced by Strindberg, Ibsen, and other European playwrights, O’Neill vowed to create a theatre in America, stripped of false sentimentality, which would explore the deepest stirrings of the human spirit. In 1914, he wrote: “I want to ... view full profile

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