Thirst: And Other One Act Plays by Eugene ONeillThis scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the worlds literature.
Eugene O'Neil's Thirst
Thirst: And Other One Act Plays
What do the words "sun fire " and " dream fire" mean in the play? Post a Comment Drop any query, suggestion or comment here. In his writings, therefore, he focuses on a small group of characters who have some shared interest. Though this tendency limits the plot as well as the activities of characters, it is ideal for bringing out some kind of hidden trust that O' Neill believes must emerge out of drama. In his Thirst the three major characters- the Drama, The Gentleman and The West Indian Mulatto- are involved with the strategy of survival amidst abject misery of vast ocean after ship wreak. What they do at the critical situation, how they respond to it, what is final route of rescue is of concern for readers, as well as critics.
His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into U. O'Neill's plays were among the first to include speeches in American English vernacular and involve characters on the fringes of society. They struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations, but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair. Of his very few comedies, only one is well-known Ah, Wilderness! Because his father was often on tour with a theatrical company, accompanied by Eugene's mother, O'Neill was sent to St. Aloysius Academy for Boys , a Catholic boarding school in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, where he found his only solace in books. He also briefly attended Betts Academy in Stamford.
By Eugene O'Neill
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The sun glares down from straight overhead like a great angry eye of God. The heat is terrific. Writhing, fantastic heat-waves rise from the white deck of the raft. Here and there on the still surface of the sea the fins of sharks may be seen slowly cutting the surface of the water in lazy circles. Two men and a woman are on the raft. Seated at one end is a West Indian mulatto dressed in the blue uniform of a sailor. He has on rough sailor shoes.
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