Strange Interlude

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Date: 1929

Region: North America

Subject: Abortion,Adultery

Medium: Theater


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Artist: Eugene O'Neill

Confronting Bodies: Mayor of Boston

Dates of Action: 1929

Location: Boston, Ma.

Description of Artwork: Eugene O'Neill's play, Strange Interlude.

The Incident: In 1929 Mayor Nichols prohibited the production of Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude.

Results of Incident: Instead of opposing the demand, the Theater Guild moved the production to a suburb beyond the jurisdiction of the city authorities; thousands flocked to see the performance.

Source: The Censor Marches On, pg. 68