The Hairy Ape

The Hairy Ape

The Hairy Ape (1922) is O'Neill's expressionist play with the lead character an antagonist named Yank. He's a brutish, unthinking laborer who has to find his place in the world controlled by the rich. O'Neill offers a dramatic portrayal of a regular man who gets beaten down by industrialization and an oppressive social class. Pictured is O'Neill's future wife, Carlotta Monterey, starring in a production at the Plymouth Theater (1922).

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Scene I

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Scene III

Scene IV

Scene V

Scene VI

Scene VII

Scene VIII

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