Tag Archives: Eugene O’Neill

What George Jones Means to Drama

George Jones died yesterday. I’ve been listening obsessively to his songs, re-living the brief time I spent with him, his concert (always torturous, uncomfortable and oddly cathartic affairs), the hours spent crawling into his voice. Death was Jones’ constant theme, … Continue reading

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Why is Pinter So Dour?

It’s been said that he’s equal parts Hemingway and Beckett but to me Pinter is Alfred Hitchcock. Re-reading The Birthday Party- discovering it for the first time, previous readings were like skimming – the suspense, tension, uncertainty – like a rug … Continue reading

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