The Sniper

by  Eugene O'Neill

Short Play, Drama  /  5m, 3f

This youthful antiwar play is one of two that O'Neill wrote as a student in George Pierce Baker's famed English 47 course at Harvard. The main characters are a soldier whose son has been killed, the German captain who killed him and a priest who has no answers. …

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This youthful antiwar play is one of two that O'Neill wrote as a student in George Pierce Baker's famed English 47 course at Harvard. The main characters are a soldier whose son has been killed, the German captain who killed him and a priest who has no answers.
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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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