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Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown by Eugene O'Neill
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Jun 15, 10

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O'Neill covers Phaedra and Medea . . . at the same time! Beautifully written, mid-19th century American transplantation of mythological classics. This exploration of lust and possession provides a quaint reading for the afternoon. A nice mix of the homey, kitchen-sink dramas of early American Realism and the terrorizing, psychological darkness of O'Neill's personal brand of expressionism.
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