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Collected Shorter Plays

Collected Shorter Plays

Eugene O'Neill

ISBN: 9780300107791

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All of O'Neill's themes and concerns find expression in his one-act plays. They are the dramatic equivalent of short stories. Here gathered in a single volume are nine one-act plays that span the playwright's career--from the early sea plays to the Expressionist masterpiece "The Hairy Ape" to the eerie nocturnal monologue "Hughie."
Included in this volume: "Bound East for Cardiff""- Fog""- Thirst""- The Long Voyage Home""- Ile""- The Moon of the Caribbees""- In the Zone""- The Hairy Ape""- Hughie"
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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