… This is a plot summary of Eugene O’Neil’s A Touch of a Poet.
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A Touch of the Poet
In the early 1930’s, when Eugene O’Neill was still at the height of his powers as a playwright, he developed one of the most ambitious projects of the American theatre. His intended to write a cycle of nine plays, which later grew to eleven, presenting through several related families and connected stories a tale of life in American between 1775 and 1932. The work was to be called A Tale of Self?possessors, …
… Then he goes off to join the Jackson rabble in the bar.
Sara: May the hero of Talavera rest in peace. But why should I cry,Mother? Why do I mourn for him?
Nora: Don’t darlin’ don’t. You’re destroyed with tiredness, that’s all. Come on to bed,now, I’ll help you undress and tuck you in. Shame on you to cry when you have love. What would the young lad think of you?
The curtain falls.
As a dramatist, O’Neill had more than a touch of a poet in his own nature. What he …