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By Eugene O'Neill | Comments: ( 543 ) | Date: ( Feb 25, 2020 )

Generally agreed to be one of the most significant forces in the history of the American theater, O Neill is a three time winner of the Pulitzer Prize the Nobel Prize in literature for 1936 He won one of his Pulitzer prizes for Strange Interlude The play exemplifies O Neill s ability to explore the limits of the human predicament, even as he sounds the depths of hiGenerally agreed to be one of the most significant forces in the history of the American theater, O Neill is a three time winner of the Pulitzer Prize the Nobel Prize in literature for 1936 He won one of his Pulitzer prizes for Strange Interlude The play exemplifies O Neill s ability to explore the limits of the human predicament, even as he sounds the depths of his audiences hearts it was probably the furor of discussion aroused by the novelty both of theme treatment in Strange Interlude that made O Neill s name known wherever the English speaking stage is discussed.


  • Title: Strange Interlude
  • Author: Eugene O'Neill
  • ISBN: 9781417934805
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback

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Eugene O'Neill

Eugene Gladstone O Neill was an American playwright who won the 1936 Nobel Prize in Literature for the power, honesty and deep felt emotions of his dramatic works, which embody an original concept of tragedy More than any other dramatist, O Neill introduced American drama to the dramatic realism pioneered by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg, and was the first to use true American vernacular in his speeches His plays involve characters who inhabit the fringes of society, engaging in depraved behavior, where they struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair O Neill wrote only one comedy Ah, Wilderness all his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism.



Comments Strange Interlude

  • Manny

    [1927. A motel room somewhere in America. A very young AYN RAND is sitting on the bed, impatiently glancing at her watch. We hear a key turning in the door, then EUGENE O'NEILL enters, carrying a briefcase]RAND: Well?O'NEILL: I did it. I rewrote it the way you said. It's right here.[He pats the briefcase. RAND throws her arms around him]RAND: Darling!O'NEILL: Do you want to read it?RAND: No, no, I'm too excited. Tell me what happens.O'NEILL: Well, there's this beautiful woman, Nina. She's in a b [...]


  • notgettingenough

    Looking at these two works now, one is so struck by the similarities, it is remarkable to consider their differing fates at the time of their appearance. As it happens I finished reading The Awakening the same day as I went to see Strange Interlude, so the points of comparison stood out. Both are American, experimental in form, controversial in content. Continue here:alittleteaalittlechat.wordpres


  • lanalang

    Con questa opera faccio la mia conoscenza con il premio Nobel Eugene O’Neill, di cui non avevo finora letto nulla, e posso dire di esserne entusiasta. È un testo teatrale introspettivo, venato di misticismo e molto particolare dal momento che gli scambi di battute tra i protagonisti sono, dalla prima all’ultima pagina, intervallate dai pensieri degli stessi. Sarei curiosa di vederlo in teatro perché ritengo che non sia affatto facile metterlo in scena.Verso la fine dell’ultimo atto c’ [...]


  • أحمد صــــلاح

    أتذكر جيدا و ان اخذ أنفاسي بين الحين والآخروأفكر بين نفسي في الحكموأفكر إن كنت أنا إحدى شخصيات كاتب مسرحي قرر أنيكتب إحدى المسرحياتولكن فكرت في حياتي و قررت أنه سيكون مؤلف فاشلإن قرر أن يبتدع شخصية كشخصيتي المملة لإمتاع عددمن الجماهيركل هذا يدور في رأسي أثناء قراءة حوار الأ [...]


  • Paul

    high-brow soap opera


  • David

    "e only living life is in the past and futuree present is an interluderange interlude in which we call on past and future to bear witness we are living!"Nine acts unfold in O'Neill's full-length play over generations and decades of life forever touched by death, a single death of a character who never utters even a single word in the whole play. I am initially tempted to call Strange Interlude strange, but it is more unique and daring than anything. Aside from its soap opera feel which seems an [...]


  • Frank McAdam

    O'Neill was without doubt the greatest American playwright. This work, while occasionally melodramatic and even lurid, probes deeply the personalities of its characters as they deal with unrequited love and the darkest of secrets. It also shows how their personalities change over the course of years in a manner that's almost Proustian.


  • Cymru Roberts

    “What mortal else who hears shall claim he was born clear of the dark angel?”These words by Aeschylus appear in Agamemnon, just before the eponymous king is killed. Spoken by the chorus, they are a reaction to a prophecy; and what are prophecies but moments of truth, clarity crystalized in the form of a supernatural intuition, which give voice to the true word of God conveyed through a helpless vessel destined to be ignored?I bring up this quote with regard to Strange Interlude because as we [...]


  • Janet

    Dragged out of a pile of crusty old books by my daughter at a nearby garage sale and added to a tower of seemingly ancient tomes rescued from literary oblivion this weekend by our thrifty excursions was Strange Interlude, a play published in 1928. Very generally speaking, books written in the 20’s and beyond are rather safe fodder for developing (homeschooling) minds so without more than a cursory glance, I tossed it into our bag. Yet last evening with a seasoned mother’s eye, I noted the bo [...]


  • Jim Leckband

    Hitchcock said that actors should be treated like cattle. O'Neill comes close to this ideal in "Strange Interlude". Obviously under the influence of the then vogue of stream-of-consciousness (James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner) and psychological character probing, O'Neill has every character drop out of the scene and say what is really on their mind. Not every now and then like Shakespeare (Hamlet, Richard III) in monologues or asides, but in the middle of dialogues so that between tw [...]


  • Anjum

    Strange, strange indeed. I never thought that I would say this, but this seems like more of a play to be read than a play to be seen. O'Neill was so specific in what he wanted from the characters that it just seems impossible to capture on stage. That and there was just as much internal thought written out in this play as there was dialogue. I've never seen anything like that before in my life! So much subtext there. An actor could portray a lot of the sentiment, but the audience would never get [...]


  • Clinton Powell

    This was a very moving and in depth look at how desire does not equal love, love does not equal marriage, and marriage in the wrong hands can be a trap. This rambling NINE ACT play spans decades, explores the birth and death of both characters and relationships. Most notably, EVERY character does quite a bit of "Thinking" their inner monologues aloud. While I assume this is O'Neill's exaggerated use of the soliloquy or aside, the shear amount of thinking these characters do and the rapidity with [...]


  • Libbye

    I genuinely hate what I've read of O'Neill's work, mostly because of the disgusting way he writes women. I'd get into disliking dialogue or something, but that could be cultural differences and I also don't do a lot of plays. Maybe he could get away with a play or two by saying it's the plot, but all three I've read are centered around an awfully written woman who's problems are centered around not being the right kind for the men of the story (who are also generally unlikable by today's standar [...]


  • Robert

    A long affair which delivers on all points but lacks that certain quality that you expect from O'Neill, that one-line that really touches home and makes you happy you picked up his play. What you do get is a touching chronicle of a series of relations between Nina (the protagonist) and three men who play different roles as her lover as she advances in age as the play spans roughly 30 years. At times, a bit long, but the use of 'asides' to show conscious thought is an interesting device which giv [...]


  • Katie

    *3.65The plot moved on well - I never got bored - yet it simultaneously was almost like any young adult fiction: that is, a high school drama, or soap opera slightly disappointing. But I suppose I liked it well enough.And it still warrants a good rating due to the interesting technique of quasi-stream-of-consciousness in a play. I haven't really seen it to such an extent before, and am interested in how it'd work out onstage.


  • Andrew

    Odd play - very melodramatic. All love and sex and tortured denials. Have to believe that the extensive internal monologues would be distracting or dull on stage, though I don't know for sure.


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