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

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A powerful play 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...

Eugene O'Neill's play A Touch of the Poet is the sole completed play in an ambitious cycle planned to span several generations of one American family. It was written between 1935 and 1942, and first staged at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, in March 1957.

This edition of the play 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:

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

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