What does Eugene O'Neill mean to say about dreams in the play? I'm wondering if he's referencing the dreams of his characters or the dreams of humans in everyday life.
Quick answer:Eugene O'Neill is part of the play, and the play is about dreams. In the 1918 edition of "Seven Arts" magazine, O'Neill said that a story about people who have given up on life would be more apt to sell than one about people who had not. The tone of the play has been described as "bleak". Peggy Ashcroft played Agnes in London and New York. She said this was because she was not suited to playing Hickey's more lively characters.