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'Long Day's Journey into Night'

Written in tears and blood”-such were the words Eugene O’Neill used to describe Long Day’s Journey into Night, a monumental autobiographical edifice so vaulted with pain and domestic secrets that he ordered it to remain unpublished until twenty-five years after his death. Based on his own experience growing up as the son of a famous actor and a morphine-addicted mother, the drama gazes unflinchingly at the blame-slinging and self-imposed...

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Celia Wren is Commonweal’s media and stage critic.