joe grifasi

joe grifasi

Rehearsal: Act 4, Tyrone and Edmund

2mo ago
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This video excerpt was recorded for Long Day's Journey Into Night: Multimedia Edition (Yale University Press, 2016), a new eBook version of Eugene O'Neill's landmark play which is now available for purchase at Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and Google Play. In this excerpt, which is taken from a simulated rehearsal for the play organized by director Joe Grifasi, James Tyrone (played by James Naughton) and his youngest son, Edmund (played by Daniel Reece) work through some of the play's key themes, including alcoholism, generational conflict, and a stubborn resistance to accept responsibility for the suffering inflicted on loved ones. At the beginning and end of the excerpt, Grifasi riffs with the two actors on the motivations, responses, and inner conflicts of each character.