Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Plays Others Write

Peter Gallagher and Bethel Leslie
Watching Eugene’ O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night with Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Peter Gallagher, and Bethel Leslie. A tragicomedy done in 1987 about an aging husband and his morphine-addicted wife,
and two adult sons, one with consumption and the other, played by Kevin Spacey as an

There is an earlier version directed by Sidney Lumet in 1962 with Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards and Dean Stockwell. This film was a huge winner at Cannes that year.

Like The Three Year Deal, action takes place on one set, virtually, one room.

And then quickly reading The Real World? by Michel Tremblay in 1988.
It is a one act play with four main characters and three adjuncts. Quite the
staging conundrum even though it takes place in one room, too.