A Moon for the Misbegotten
Paperback, 121 pages ISBN: 9781854591395Publication Date:
14 May 1992
Size: 196mm x 127mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Hartman Theater, Ohio, 1947

A Moon for the Misbegotten

By Eugene O'Neill

Paperback £10.99£8.79

The last work from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, continuing the semi-autobiographical cycle centring on the Tyrone family started by Long Day's Journey into Night.

James 'Jamie' Tyrone Jnr is a hard-drinking Broadway playboy, trying to blot out his painful memories of the past by indulging his craven self-destructive streak. One day he finds that he has wandered to the home of his salty tenant-farmer Phil Hogan; and Hogan's lusty, jaded daughter Josie.

Under the Connecticut moon, Jamie and Josie find something in each other they never knew existed – though it is only when he passes out dead drunk that Josie can really touch him. But will he still be there when the moon goes?

Eugene O'Neill's play A Moon for the Misbegotten had its world premiere at the Hartman Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, in 1947. It premiered on Broadway in 1957.

This edition of the play includes a full introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

Press Quotes

'Eugene O'Neill is arguably the greatest of American playwrights... this play is a work of shattering genius'

Independent

'A scorching play about the eternal American theme of reality and illusion... that rarest of theatrical treats: an evening of raw, powerful emotion'

Guardian

'Tremendous, often shatteringly powerful... wrenches the heart like few other 20th-century dramas'

Daily Telegraph
Paperback, 121 pages ISBN: 9781854591395Publication Date:
14 May 1992
Size: 196mm x 127mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Eugene O'Neill:

Anna Christie & The Emperor Jones: two plays
Long Day's Journey into Night
A Touch of the Poet
Anna Christie
The Hairy Ape & All God's Chillun Got Wings
The Emperor Jones
The Iceman Cometh
The Great God Brown
Mourning Becomes Electra
Ah! Wilderness
The Hairy Ape
Desire Under the Elms
All God's Chillun Got Wings
Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown
Strange Interlude

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