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Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (1888-1953) was a Nobelprize winning American playwright. More than any other dramatist, O'Neill introduced American drama to the dramatic realism pioneered by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg, and was the first to use true American vernacular in his speeches. His plays inEugene Gladstone O'Neill (1888-1953) was a Nobelprize winning American playwright. More than any other dramatist, O'Neill introduced American drama to the dramatic realism pioneered by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg, and was the first to use true American vernacular in his speeches. His plays involve characters who inhabit the fringes of society, engaging in depraved behaviour, where they struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair. O'Neill wrote only one comedy Ah, Wilderness!, all his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism. O'Neill's first published play, Beyond the Horizon, opened on Broadway in 1920 to great acclaim, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His best-known plays include Anna Christie (Pulitzer Prize 1922), The First Man (1922), and The Hairy Ape (1922). In 1936 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature....

Title : Bound East for Cardiff and Other Plays
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Number of Pages : 64 Pages
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Bound East for Cardiff and Other Plays Reviews

  • Realini
    2018-11-26 17:50

    Bound East for Cardiff by Eugene O’NeillThree adapted playsWhat I listened to this morning is an interesting combination of three plays:- Bound East for Cardiff- Moon over the Caribees- The Long Voyage HomeAll three have been adapted for National Radio and turned into one single production.The performance was rendered in an exceptional way, especially due to the role played by George Constantin, an actor that keeps showing up in my reviews and, more importantly in the plays produced for our radio.This time I had the chance to hear him against two other giants of our stage: Victor Rebengiuc and Stefan Iordache. For the latter I am not so convinced, but he has been universally acclaimed and who am I to judge?Furthermore, Maia Morgerstern plays the wife of the captain, and she has won fame for her role in Mel Gibson’s production The Passion of Christ. I do not like madame Morgerstern, at least not for her work in the past twenty years...Twenty five years ago, I think I rather enjoyed her acting, but that was ages ago.The drama takes place on the high seas...where else?Like in better known Mutiny on the Bounty, the crew is unhappy and ready to rebel.The captain, played by George Constantin is firm and holds his ground:- I am the best captain, I will not ruin my reputation and go back empty handed.The problem is thay have almost no whale oil, for in those days people were barbarians enough to kill the giant beast of the seas.What am I saying? Norway and Japan, civilized (??) countries refuse to be part of the treaty that prevents the slaughter of whales on false and cruel pretenses.The crw is determined to go back, for they have reached the agreed limit.But the captain will have none of that nonsense.He wants to have a bounty to get back to shore.But things are complicated by the presence of his wife.- I want to get back- But you insisted that I should take you on board- I can’t stand it anymore, there is nothing to see but the walls in the cabin- I had prevented you and told you that life on the ship is extremely hard- I can’t bear it anymoreThen a sailor comes and brings the good news. There is a pray to be hunted.- Bring all the men, take both shifts - If they want to ok, if they don’t make them!But the wife starts shouting. She has a fit and goes crazy.There are other aspects that are presented in these plays, rounded up together in one production, like the presence of women on shore. Prostitutes and sellers of alcohol.The camaradery and bravery of some of the sailors is to be admired.