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The Toad Knew

James Thierrée comes from an impressive artistic dynasty; most famously his grandfather was Charlie Chaplin, whilst great-grandfather was playwright Eugene O’Neill, creativity no doubt flows through his veins. 295 more words

Free Friday: Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, California

It is not a secret that I am afflicted with wanderlust. I am so lucky that my husband has the same affliction. I feel luckier that he has a passion for visiting the country’s National Parks. 499 more words


The Hairy Ape - Loose on NY’s Upper East Side

Eugene O’Neill certainly couldn’t have known that Bobby Cannavale would one day play Yank in The Hairy Ape. Yet, this part seems to have been written for him. 309 more words


Carousel of Resentment: Long Day's Journey Into Night

When Eugene O’Neill wrote Long Day’s Journey Into Night, he wrote what he knew. The 1957 Pulitzer Prize winning play is the dramatization of his life, with characters, plotting and detail so analogous with what actually happened that O’Neill stipulated that it was only to be performed after his death. 1,007 more words

Alfred Molina

Ask Not for Whom the Drum Beats

One of Eugene O’Neill’s earliest successes, The Emperor Jones finds its title character ruling an unnamed island in the Caribbean.  Having fled American justice, Brutus Jones (Obi Abili) exploits the superstitions of the local population to squeeze them dry, convincing them he can only be killed by a silver bullet.   339 more words


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! I’m not Irish, even a little bit, but today is a great day to celebrate the contribution of the Irish to literature. 257 more words

Books In General


At first, when I saw this Eugene O’Neill play listed at The Space on the Isle of Dogs, I thought I’d seen it before. The tale of three people shipwrecked sounded familiar. 187 more words