Beyond the Horizon

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Beyond the Horizon  (1920) 
by Eugene O'Neill
Beyond the Horizon explores what happens when two men love the same woman and the compromises each will make to have her. Eugene O'Neill won the Pulitzer Prize for this 1920 drama.

TO AGNES

NEW YORK: BONI & LIVERIGHT: 1920

Act I

Scene I: The Road. Sunset of a day in Spring.
Scene II: The Farm House. The same night.

Act II
(Three years later)

Scene I: The Farm House. Noon of a Summer day.
Scene II: The top of a hill on the farm overlooking the sea. The following day.

Act III
(Five years later)

Scene I: The Farm House. Dawn of a day in late Fall.
Scene II: The Road. Sunrise.

CHARACTERS

JAMES MAYO, a farmer
KATE MAYO, his wife
CAPTAIN DICK SCOTT, of the bark "Sunda," her brother
ANDREW MAYO and
ROBERT MAYO, sons of James Mayo
RUTH ATKINS,
MRS. ATKINS, her widowed mother
MARY,
BEN, a farm hand
DOCTOR FAWCETT.

(The "right" and "left" of the stage directions are the audience’s.)


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1953, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.