Eugene O'Neill biography

Eugene O'Neill

Playwright, Author

1888 – 1953

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Who was Eugene O'Neill?

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill was an Irish American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into American drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. His plays were among the first to include speeches in American vernacular and involve characters on the fringes of society, where they struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations, but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair. O'Neill wrote only one well-known comedy. Nearly all of his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism.

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Born
Oct 16, 1888
Times Square
Also known as
  • Eugene Gladstone O'Neill
  • Eugene ONeill
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Connecticut
  • Ridgefield
  • New York City
Died
Nov 27, 1953
Boston
Resting place
Forest Hills Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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