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Beyond the Horizon
is a 1920 play written by American playwright
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Eugene Gladstone O'Neill was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into American drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish...
. It was O'Neill's first full-length work, and the winner of the 1920 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
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The play focuses on the portrait of a family, and particularly two brothers Andrew and Robert.
In the first act of the play, Robert is about to go off to sea with their uncle Dick, a sea captain while Andrew looks forward to marrying his sweetheart Ruth and working on the family farm as he starts a family.
The play was adapted for television in 1975, directed by Rick Hauser and Michael Kahn and aired on PBS.
The play was most recently revived by Royal & Derngate in Northampton
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in November 2009. This production subsequently transferred to London's National Theatre
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in March 2010.