San Francisco Public Library

Eugene O'Neill and Ireland

6:00 - 7:30

Main Library

Latino/Hispanic Community Room A/B

100 Larkin St.

Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, told his son Eugene, Jr., that “The one thing that explains more than anything about me is the fact that I’m Irish. And, strangely enough,” O’Neill complained, “it is something that all the writers who have attempted to explain me and my work have overlooked.”

In his speech “Eugene O’Neill and Ireland” Dan McGovern, president of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, will attempt to remedy that oversight. Mr. McGovern is also the American co-chair of the Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre in New Ross, Ireland, and a visiting scholar in the theater department at UC Berkeley.

Upcoming Events

Holodomor: The Great Ukraine Famine 1932-1933
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Gallery Talk: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:30 pm
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Presentation: San Francisco Mime Troupe
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 pm
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Presentation: Genealogy and Family History Research
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:15 pm
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Current Exhibits

Don't Disturb the Dead
Through Thursday, December 19, 2019
Main Library, Government Information Center
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Through Thursday, January 2, 2020
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