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O'Neill's Endings: The Tragicomedy of Distant Echoes
The Eugene O'Neill Review (2009)
  • Daniel Larner, Western Washington University
Abstract
The article discusses the use of a tragicomedy of distant echoes in the last plays created by Eugene O'Neill, namely, "More Stately Mansions," "A Moon for the Misbegotten" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night." The nameless longings of the protagonists in the Aeschylus's "Prometheus" and "More Stately Mansions" are cited as similar. The shape of the social institutions is said to be depicted in the plays. The article points out that the forte of O'Neill is tragicomedies. His plays reportedly portray the severity and the extent of the effect of the suffering.
Keywords
  • Tragicomedy,
  • Eugene O'Neill
Publication Date
2009
Publisher Statement
Published by: Penn State University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/29784867
Citation Information
Daniel Larner. "O'Neill's Endings: The Tragicomedy of Distant Echoes" The Eugene O'Neill Review Vol. 31 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_larner/7/