O’Neill on Tragedy

Euguene O’Neill, author of Emperor Jones, on tragedy-

Tragedy, I think, has the meaning the Greeks gave it. To them it brought exaltation, an urge toward life and ever more life. It roused them to deeper spiritual understandings and released them from the petty greeds of everyday existence. When they saw tragedy on the stage they felt their own hopeless hopes ennobled in art.

Luna

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