His topics include Bound East for Cardiff: an immobile crossing, madness in Where the Cross is Made and Gold, opaque or transparent representations of desire in Desire Under the Elms, a Kierkegaardian comedy: the painless contradictions of a festive meal in Ah, Wilderness!
, and Long Day's Journey into Night: words for the birth of a ghostly Irish playwright.
80 YEARS AGO (1933) Ah, Wilderness!
by Eugene O'Neill premieres on Broadway at the Guild Theatre.
Murtaugh (a memorably dour McComber in the 1998 Lincoln Center Theater revival of O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!
") also supplies an inspired bit of mime in the final scene when he tabulates the spoils of swindling like a deranged abacus.
This mainstay of summer concerts and wedding photos was presented to the town by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios when it filmed Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!
" here in August 1935.
" by Eugene O'Neill, May 13--October 8
Strictly speaking, of course, neither The Reivers nor "Ah, Wilderness!
" is a "Valedictory." As Judith Wittenberg points out,(1) Faulkner didn't know that the book he himself called "one of the funniest books I ever read" would be his last,(2) nor did O'Neill intend that this play, which surprised him by coming "so easily that I'm scared of it," a play for which he told his son, "I have an immense affection,"(3) would be a final word--and indeed, it was not.
The last poster to make it into the volume is the one done for Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness!
, staged earlier this year.
Comedy in four acts by EUGENE O'NEILL, published and first performed in 1933.
The most notable exception was Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness!
Opera houses and symphonic societies curtailed their seasons.
In part a labor of love for Kahn, the show also served as one of the main events in this spring's Eugene O'Neill Festival, paired with Arena Stage's Ah, Wilderness!
and Long Day's Journey into Night.
A short drive across the Blackstone River brings you to Grafton common, the setting for MGM's 1935 film of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!
" Here an artist carves an ice sculpture and rustic birch reindeer are for sale.
Mordecai transferred five Richards/Wilson collaborations from Yale to Broadway: "Ma Rainey," "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," "Two Trains Running" and the playwright's two Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, "Fences" and "The Piano Lesson." Mordecai's other Yale-to-Gotham transfers included productions of "A Walk in the Woods," "Blood Knot," "A Long Day's Journey into Night" and "Ah, Wilderness!