Eugene O'Neill

Mourning Becomes Electra
  • Mourning Becomes Electra

  • Set in New England just after the end of the Civil War, Mourning Becomes Electra is O'Neill's three part reworking of themes from Greek tragedy.

    This adaptation of Aeschylus' Oresteia by one of America's greatest playwrights is a landmark in the history of theatre.

Eugene O'Neill was born in New York City in 1888 and died in Boston in 1953. One of America's greatest playwrights, he was three times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936.