Strange Interlude

Cast: 3f 5m

Staging: Multipurpose set

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Paperback, 187 pages ISBN: 9781854591036Publication Date:
1 Aug 1991
Size: 198mm x 130mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
John Golden Theater, New York 1928

Strange Interlude

By Eugene O'Neill

Paperback £12.99£10.39

  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama - 1928

A controversial work of extraordinary power, remarkable length (9 acts), and use of asides to express the characters' unspoken thoughts. An outstanding, somewhat Freudian play from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Nina Leeds is a mercurial woman, haunted and broken by the death of her fiancé Gordon Shaw in the First World War – after her father had convinced him to postpone the marriage until his safe return. Always searching for the ever-elusive happiness Shaw gave her, she flirts with the feelings of the various men in her life: her friend Charles Marsden, deeply in love with her, is nevertheless too shy to confess; her new husband Sam Evans, with his own history of mental illness and inability to give her a child; Edmund 'Ned' Darrell, so desperate for her to leave Sam that he gives her the child she craves so badly. And then finally comes little Gordon, the result of Nina's affair with Ned, ignorant of his parentage – the only man she really dotes on whilst the others orbit around her...

Eugene O'Neill's play Strange Interlude opened on Broadway in January 1928, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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

Press Quotes

'will strike viewers with its modernity... often startingly funny as well as touching... wonderfully gripping'

Telegraph

'shines with quiet magnificence'

Evening Standard

'epic, heartbreaking... has a deliciously waspish sense of humour'

Time Out

'remains an important text... full of theatrical excitement'

Independent

'[a] great play... holds its own with the very best of O'Neill's writing'

Exeunt Magazine

Cast: 3f 5m

Staging:Multipurpose set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 187 pages ISBN: 9781854591036Publication Date:
1 Aug 1991
Size: 198mm x 130mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Eugene O'Neill:

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

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