The Hairy Ape w/ Direct link technology (A Comedy Drama)

The Hairy Ape w/ Direct link technology (A Comedy Drama)

by Eugene O'Neill, New Century Books

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The treatment of this scene, or of any other scene in the play, should by no means be naturalistic. The effect sought after is a cramped space in the bowels of a ship, imprisoned by white steel. The lines of bunks, the uprights supporting them, cross each other like the steel framework of a cage. The ceiling crushes down upon the men's heads. They cannot stand upright. This accentuates the natural stooping posture which shovelling coal and the resultant over-development of back and shoulder muscles have given them. The men themselves should resemble those pictures in which the appearance of Neanderthal Man is guessed at. All are hairy- chested, with long arms of tremendous power, and low, receding brows above their small, fierce, resentful eyes. All the civilized white races are represented, but except for the slight differentiation in color of hair, skin, eyes, all these men are alike.

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BN ID: 2940013060180
Publisher: New Century Books
Publication date: 08/31/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 46 KB

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