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Eternal Recurrence and the Shaping of O'Neill's Dramatic Structures


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In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1936 Eugene O'Neill acknowledged to the people of Sweden what students and critics of his plays had already recognized, his enormous debt to one of their countrymen. "The greatest happiness this occasion affords ... ," he declared, "is the opportunity it gives me to acknowledge, with gratitude and pride . . . the debt my work owes to that greatest genius of all modem dramatists, your August Strindberg .... [His] influence runs clearly through more than a few of my plays and is plain for everyone to see."1

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