Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781854591364Publication Date:
8 Jan 1995
Size: 199mm x 128mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown

By Eugene O'Neill

Paperback £12.99£10.39

Two plays from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, developed and conceived in tandem, drawing on the raw experience of the author's own family relationships.

Desire Under the Elms
A story of greed, yearning and murder with incest and infanticide, and edged with echoes of Ancient Greek tragedy within a New England farming family.

When Ephraim Cabot brings home his new young bride Abbie following his wife's death, his three boys treat her with disdain – especially the youngest, Eben, who despises her deeply for taking his mother's place. But when his feelings for Abbie turn to lust, father-son relations are pushed to their very limits. And beyond.

The Great God Brown
A demonstration of O'Neill's expressionistic experimentation with masks to emphasise the distinction between characters, and the lack of understanding in human relationships.

Dion Anthony is joyful, sensual, and creative – on the outside, but when he removes his mask to reveal his haunted loneliness, his wife Margaret ceases to love or understand him. Dion's best friend, William Brown, has always admired Dion's capacity for giving and receiving love, especially Margaret's. Now Brown's need to protect has become a need to possess, and so when Dion dies Brown assumes his mask, his family and his wife. But to really become Dion Anthony, Brown has to kill William Brown – the William Brown beneath the mask.

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

Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781854591364Publication Date:
8 Jan 1995
Size: 199mm x 128mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Eugene O'Neill:

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

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