A Touch of the Poet

Produced on Broadway in 1958 five years after Eugene O'Neill's death, A "Touch of the Poet" was conceived as part of a nine-play chronicle spanning 175 years in the life of an American family. Set in a shabby tavern outside Boston in 1828, the play centers on Cornelius Melody, a proud Irishman who clings to memories of European gentility. Like other O'Neill works such as "A Moon for the Misbegotten" and "Long Day's Journey into Night," "A Touch of the Poet" explores its characters' conflicts with reality and illusion, as well as their joys and sorrows in love.

"Fritz Weaver's portrayal is a tour de force." - The New York Daily News

1974, Drama, 150 minutes, Color

Cast: Nancy Marchand, Fritz Weaver, Roberta Maxwell, Donald Moffat , John Heffernan, Carrie Nye, Robert Phaelen

Written by: Eugene O'Neill

Directed by: Kirk Browning

Produced by: David Griffiths

Executive Producer: Jac Venza

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