Mourning Becomes Electra Essay

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In this favorable review of O'Neill'splay, Krutch appraises the original production o/Mourning Becomes Electra as possessing all the "virtues ... which one expects in the best contemporary dramatic writing.''

Except for a dinner intermission Eugene O'Neill's new trilogy, Mourning Becomes Electra (Guild Theater), runs from five o' clock in the afternoon until about eleven-fifteen in the evening. Seldom if ever has any play received a reception so unreservedly enthusiastic as this one was accorded by the New York newspapers and, to begin with, I can only say that I share the enthusiasm to the full. Here, in the first place, are those virtues intelligence, insight, and rapid, absorbing action which one expects in the best contemporary dramatic writing. But here also are a largeness of conception and a more than local or temporary significance which put to rest those doubts which usually arise when one is...

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