A Touch of the Poet

Cast: 3f 7m

Staging: Multipurpose set

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Paperback, 124 pages ISBN: 9781854591425Publication Date:
8 Mar 1994
Size: 200mm x 127mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm 1957

A Touch of the Poet

By Eugene O'Neill

Paperback £8.99£7.19

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This is the sole completed play in an ambitious cycle planned to span several generations of one American family, tracking the Yankee experience from innocence to corruption, from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Cornelius 'Con' Melody has fallen on hard times. After a disgrace during the Peninsular wars, he removes his wife, Nora, and daughter, Sara, from Ireland to America to start over. He buys a run-down, out-of-the-way inn – losing his fortune but not his haughtiness in the process. Constantly abusive to the diligent Nora, he invites his daughter's scorn and judgement on his inability to face up to reality. She, meanwhile, has fallen for a wealthy young Bostonian – but his father is not happy with what he sees as a totally unsuitable match, and forbids the union. His restraint, however, is more of an incentive to the lovers, and his intentions backfire spectacularly...

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

Cast: 3f 7m

Staging:Multipurpose set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 124 pages ISBN: 9781854591425Publication Date:
8 Mar 1994
Size: 200mm x 127mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Eugene O'Neill:

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

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