By Eugene O'Neill, Edward Albee
Almost immediately after the debut of Exorcism in 1920, Eugene O'Neill unexpectedly canceled construction and ordered all extant copies of the drama destroyed. For over 90 years, it used to be believed that the play used to be irrevocably misplaced, until eventually it was once lately came across that O'Neill's moment spouse had in truth retained a duplicate, which she later gave to the prolific screenwriter and manufacturer Philip Yordan. In early 2011, Yordan's widow came across the typescript of Exorcism—complete with edits in O'Neill's personal hand—in her past due husband's immense trove of papers. the invention and ebook of Exorcism, a comparatively early play within the O'Neill corpus, furthers our wisdom of O'Neill's dramatic improvement and divulges a pivotal aspect within the profession of this nice American playwright.
Revolving round a suicide test, Exorcism attracts on a gloomy incident in O'Neill's personal lifestyles. This defining occasion resulted in his first critical efforts to put in writing. Exorcism monitors early examples of O'Neill's extraordinary talents of shooting deeply own human drama, and it explores significant themes—mourning and melancholia, dependancy and sobriety, tensions among fathers and sons—that could permeate his later paintings. in accordance with Yale University's Beinecke infrequent publication and Manuscript Library curator Louise Bernard, who obtained the play from a brand new York bookseller, "Exorcism can be learn as a preparatory cartoon that resonates powerfully with Long Day's trip into Night, person who brings the O'Neill kinfolk drama complete circle in methods instantaneously intimate and grandly conceived.”
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Exorcism: A Play in One Act by Eugene O'Neill, Edward Albee