(Myles Kane’s post appeared in the online New Yorker, 10/10.)

This week in the magazine (the ‘New Yorker’), Eugene O’Neill’s play “Exorcism” is published for the first time. “Over the years, the story of O’Neill’s own, botched suicide attempt, at age twenty-four, was told in many ways,” John Lahr writes in an introduction to the play, which “marks the tipping point—the moment in O’Neill’s tortured life when he gave up the romance of death for the romance of art.” In this video, Tommy Schrider gives a dramatic reading of a speech by O’Neill’s alter ego, Ned Malloy.

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