A Moon for the Misbegotten

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Royal National Theatre, 1992 - American drama - 95 pages
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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?

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This one stuck with me (I read it in high school) for some reason. Maybe it's because it's a pretty decent portrait of a high spirited but yet pretty anxious woman stuck in a patriarchal and gossipy ... Read full review

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Another good play with some great monologues for girls. Read full review

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Eugene O'Neill was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and at the time of his death in 1951 had written over twenty plays.

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