A Moon for the Misbegotten

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Writers: Eugene O'Neill

Context

Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten has had its share of production troubles. Originally written when O’Neill’s health was failing, it was finally finished in the spring of 1943. Although it was written as a sequel to A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, it was published years before Long Day's Journey ever came to light. In this story, Jamie Tyrone is featured as the main character. Moon deals with his guilt over his mother’s death and his realization that it is impossible for him to experience love.

In 1947, the Theatre Guild produced the worldwide premiere of Moon. Even early on in

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