Eugene O’Neill and Ireland
Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote, “The one thing that explains more than anything about me is the fact that I’m Irish. And, strangely enough,” O’Neill complained, “it is something that all the writers who have attempted to explain me and my work have overlooked.”
Dan McGovern, president of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, will remedy that oversight.
McGovern is co-founder, along with Sean Reidy, of the Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre in New Ross, Ireland. Also a Visiting Scholar in the theater department at the University of California, Berkeley, McGovern recently published “Eugene O’Neill’s Place in Irish Theater Today: Interviews with Irish Theater Scholars” in the Eugene O’Neill Society Review.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Eire Society of Boston. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
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Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00pm
Boston College, 153-189 College Road, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467, USA