January 24, 2022

Acquisitions: Yale’s Beinecke Library Acquires Eugene O’Neill’s “Lost” Play

From the Yale Library:

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University has acquired Eugene O’Neill’s “lost” one-act play, “Exorcism” (1919). The play, along with a facsimile of the typescript, will be published in a cloth edition by Yale University Press in February 2012, and will feature an introduction by the noted American playwright Edward Albee. The New Yorker has acquired first serial rights and published the play in its entirety, with an introduction by theater critic John Lahr, in the magazine’s Fall Books issue on Oct.17, 2011. A short video of the actor Tommy Schrider reading from “Exorcism” was featured on The New Yorker’s website and iPad application.


The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is the principal repository for the Eugene O’Neill Papers.

Learn More About O’Neill’s Lost One-Act Play “Exorcism” in this Yale U. Libraries Announcement

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