Neil Rathmell – writer

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Tag Archives: Eugene O’Neill

Eugene O’Neill’s debt to George Bernard Shaw

Ah Wilderness! takes place on the Fourth of July in what Eugene O’Neill calls in his first stage direction ‘a large small-town in Connecticut’. The play is not, as you … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hairy Ape

Of all the plays I have never seen, The Hairy Ape is the one I remember best. I doubt if I ever will see it now and anyway some plays … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary, 26 February 2014

Productions of Shakespeare are to directors as fashion shows are to designers. The pressure is on to do something different and get noticed. I saw a production of Othello earlier … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment