"As the play begins Jessie asks for her father's service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build."
1929 Eugene O'Neill, the only playwright ever to win a Nobel Prize for literature, authored theater classics such as 'Mourning Becomes Electra,' 'Ah, Wilderness,' 'The Emperor Jones,' and 'The Iceman Cometh.' Here, he is pictured with his third wife, actress Carlotta
Eugene O’Neill with his last wife, actress Carlotta Monterey, who safeguarded him, and enabled him to write his later plays, though friends and family considered her his jailer. Zippertravel.com Digital Edition