Shell Shock

by  Eugene O'Neill

Short Play, Drama  /  4m

In this brief drama, set in the grill of the Harvard Club, we learn the true story of "heroic" Jack Arnold, who saved Roylston during a battle in World War I not out of bravery, but because he thought Roylston was dead out in No Man's Land and has a pack of cigarettes on his body. …

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In this brief drama, set in the grill of the Harvard Club, we learn the true story of "heroic" Jack Arnold, who saved Roylston during a battle in World War I not out of bravery, but because he thought Roylston was dead out in No Man's Land and has a pack of cigarettes on his body.
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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 sentimental ...

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