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Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill
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Aug 02, 2011

Mom's a morphine addict (though, in 1912, she can go score the stuff at a drugstore, a far more civilized set-up than today's). Dad's a miserly, washed-up actor who gets suckered into buying worthless real estate. Older bro Jamie frequents taverns and patronizes whores (preferring it if they're on the heavy side), middle brother Eugene (hmm...) died at age two of measles, younger brother reads decadent lit. when Dad wants him to read Shakespeare, and is probably going to die soon of TB. Along with AH, WILDERNESS! this is the only O'Neill I've ever been able to get into in any format, if a local theatre troupe put it on maybe I'd go (my allergy to K. Hepburn, at least post-1938, prevents me from seeing the film) but meanwhile reading it works for me.

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