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The Iceman Cometh

The Iceman Cometh

  

by Eugene O’Neill

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

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(6) Snow Line

Old fashioned lingo and forgotten dialects in the dialogue can make this one a little tough to get into. On top of that, it’s a dark play and it’s a long play. It’s definitely not all moonbeams, puppies, and unicorns with The Iceman Cometh, but it pays off in the end if you can gut out the bleaker scenes.

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