Yale library acquires ‘lost’ Eugene O’Neill script

A play by Eugene O’Neill that was feared to be lost has been acquired by a library at Yale University after surfacing in a researcher’s archives, providing insight into a suicide attempt by the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for literature, the Associated Press reports. The one-act play, “Exorcism,” is based on O’Neill’s overdose on sleeping pills in a Manhattan rooming house. It premiered in New York City in March 1920, but O’Neill later called back and destroyed copies of the script…

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