San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Eugene O’Neill and the Sea
Robert Richter, Director of Arts Programming, Connecticut College (New London, CT)
Eugene O'Neill's maritime period spanned just two years, a brief time in the life of a man who lived to be 65, but his days at sea and on shore would reverberate throughout his life and mark his work in innumerable ways. As America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright and the winner of four Pulitzer Prizes, O'Neill has drawn the attention of dramatic literature scholars seeking insight into his life and into his plays, resulting in an impressive body of scholarly study and comment. But few have brought to their interpretations a comprehensive understanding of the maritime world and the culture that shaped his perspective. Mr. Richter’s talk explores the maritime communities in which O'Neill lived and the details of his time at sea, and then reflects on their influence in so many of his plays.
Bring a lunch or buy one at our Patuxet Café. Discussion starts promptly at noon in the Accomack Building.
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Plimoth Plantation is a not-for-profit museum supported by admissions, contributions, grants and generous volunteers.
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Plimoth Plantation, less than an hour south of Boston and minutes from Cape Cod, is a living museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag people. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate that includes Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. Visit our Craft Center and Plimoth Bread Company. Enjoy independent films at Plimoth Cinema.
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