Lesson 1 (from Desire under the Elms, Part 1)
Introduction to the Book and Author:
This collection of plays by one of America's best known and most acclaimed dramatists explores variations on the central theme of family. O'Neill (1888-1953) was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His plays are among the first to introduce into American drama the techniques of realism. Today's class will examine the playwright, his life, career, and other works.
1) Class Discussion: Introduce the book to the class. Three Plays by Eugene O'Neill is a collection which centers on central themes of family, love, and revenge. Desire Under the Elms, Strange Interlude, and Mourning Becomes Electra are all epic in scope. Written during the early 20th Century, each of these plays was innovative in explorations of sexuality, relationships, and theatrical storytelling.
Give the class a basic overview of Eugene O'Neill: Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) was an American playwright, and Nobel...
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