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STRANGE INTERLUDE

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1928 (March 3)
First trade edition, with dust jacket

 

    NOTES:  Signed by seven members of the original cast.

Atkinson # A30-I-1.a     Sanborn and Clark65

INSCRIPTION: (On cast of characters page)

Tom Powers, Lynn Fontanne, Glenn Anders, Earl Larimore, Helen Westley, John Burns, Ethel Westley


O'Neill used "mental asides" in STRANGE INTERLUDE to reveal the concealed thoughts of the protagonists. For the original production, the physical action of the play stopped while the asides were spoken. During rehearsals O'Neill complained, "If the actors weren't so dumb, they wouldn't need asides; they'd be able to express the meaning without them."
 

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