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A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene ONeillA new, affordable paperback edition of one O’Neill’s late masterpieces
Eugene O’Neill’s last completed play, A Moon for the Misbegotten is a sequel to his autobiographical Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Moon picks up eleven years after the events described in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, asJim Tyrone (based on O’Neill’s older brother Jamie) grasps at a last chance at love under the full moonlight. This paperback edition features an insightful introduction by Stephen A. Black, helpful to anyone who desires a deeper understanding of O’Neill’s work.
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A Moon for the Misbegotten is the story of Josie Hogan Erin Noel Grennan in a tremendous performance —an ungainly daughter of an impoverished sharecropper whose love for alcoholic Jim Tyrone Christian Gray in his finest performance to date comes to ahead one long summer night. These early scenes establish the unique relationship between the feisty, strong-willed Josie and her hard working and hard drinking, scheming Irish father. Grennan and Neumann have a powerful stage chemistry that turns their arguments into dark humor. Sharing moonshine, the two men plot some fun while Josie plots to get Jim into her bed. Act two turns into an emotionally passionate story of love and redemption as Jim and Josie share a few drinks while Jim tells her the source of his guilt that finds him drowning his sorrow in alcohol.
Ample of bosom and muscular of arm, Josie has the take-charge aspect of someone who can fix just about anything. The same question might be asked about the actress playing Josie. A record-holding winner of six Tony Awards , for both plays and musicals, Ms. McDonald embosses any production in which she appears with a good-value guarantee. So it comes as no surprise that her Josie — a part previously embodied by such formidable souls as Wendy Hiller, Colleen Dewhurst, Cherry Jones and Eve Best — is eminently watchable in its clarity and confidence.
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He began drafting the play late in , set it aside after a few months and returned to it a year later, completing the text in — his final work, as his failing health made it physically impossible for him to write. Set in a dilapidated Connecticut house in early September , the play focuses on three characters: Josie, a domineering Irish woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation, her conniving father, tenant farmer Phil Hogan, and James Tyrone, Jr. The play begins with Mike, the last of Hogan's three sons, leaving the farm. As a joke during one of their drunken bouts, Tyrone threatens to sell his land to his hated neighbor, T. Steadman Harder, and evict Hogan. Hogan creates a scheme in which Josie will get Tyrone drunk, seduce him, and blackmail him. Josie and Tyrone court in the moonlight.