The Irish luck kid -- "Life is a tragedy-- hurrah!" -- The ghosts at the stage door. The treasures of Monte Cristo ; School days of an apostate ; Anarchist in the tropics ; Exorcism in New York ; Return to Monte Cristo ; The (love) sick apprentice ; It takes a village -- "To be an artist or nothing." Washed ashore at land's end ; Below Washington Square ; "Turn back the universe" ; "The town is yours" ; Civilization unmasked ; The theatre F(r)eud -- "The Broadway show shop." Prometheus unbound ; Draining bitter cups ; Note to the Ku Klux Klan ; "God's hard, not easy" ; The novelist behind the mask "Old Doc" at Loon Lodge ; The soliloquy is dead! Long live-- what? -- Full fathom five. Uncharted seas ; L'Aeschylus du Plessis ; The Prodigal returns ; "The game isn't worth the candle" ; Pandora's box ; The tyranny of time ; silence's end ; "There's a lot to be said for being dead" -- Journey into light -- Appendix. Selected chronology of works (date completed).
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