A Moon for the Misbegotten

Cast: 1f 4m

Staging: Multipurpose set

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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

Cast: 1f 4m

Staging:Multipurpose set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

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

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