Sunday, July 3, 2016

Eugene O'Neill - Hughie - Another 4th of July Post

Though it was written as a stage play, since everything that happens in Eugene O'Neill's Hughie happens in the recounting of the down-on-his-luck gambler Erie with a little bit contributed by the night clerk Charlie Hughes, it works pretty well perfectly as an audio-drama.   Some people believe it was written as a more optimistic view of life than the great and entirely depressing The Iceman Cometh.  It has become my favorite O'Neill play.

Here, since I just found out I'm going to be out, tomorrow, too, is a recording of a really great performance of the play with the great Jason Robards as Erie and Jack Dodson as the night clerk.

See you on the 5th.

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