The Theatre: The Theatre: Nov. 24, 1924

Desire Under the Elms. Eugene G. O'Neill has contributed his first full-length play in two seasons and, many say, the best play of his invention. It is not a gentle evening, this beating with the hammer of tragedy on the rock pile of New England farmlife. It is the kind of thing the spectator will object to on the score that existence cannot possibly be so brutal. A young wife of an old farmer forfeits her claim to beatitude by lusting after the farmer's son. The latter couple have a child which stands between...

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