In the Zone (play)
In the Zone is a 1917 stage play by Eugene O'Neill.
|In the Zone|
First edition printing (1919) of one-act plays including In the Zone
|Written by||Eugene O'Neill|
|Date premiered||31 October 1917|
|Place premiered||Comedy Theatre,|
New York City
|Setting||The forecastle of the British tramp steamer Glencairn in 1915|
The adventures of the crew of a small tramp steamer in World War One.
1946 British TV version
1957 Australian TV version
|In the Zone|
|Directed by||William Sterling|
|Based on||play by Eugene O'Neill|
|19 March 1957 (Sydney) 4 April 1957 (Melbourne)|
A 1957 version of In the Zone was a very early attempt at Australian television drama, airing during the first few months of TV in that country. It was produced in Sydney and telerecorded/kinescoped for Melbourne broadcast (these were the only two cities in Australia with television at the time), and aired on ABC, and was broadcast in a 30-minute time-slot.
Archival status is unknown. Most of the very early Australian television drama were adaptations of overseas stage plays, or new versions of works originally presented on the BBC in the UK. In the Zone was an example of both, as the play had previously been presented on the BBC during 1946. It is not known if the two versions used the same script.
- Bruce Beeby
- Richard Meikle
- Keith Buckley
- Owen Weingott
- John Bluthal
- Bruce Wishart
The play formed part of the basis for the 1940 film The Long Voyage Home.
- O'Neill, Eugene (1919). The Moon of the Caribbees and Six Other Plays of the Sea. Boni & Liveright. p. 84.
- "TV news". Sydney Morning Herald. 13 March 1957. p. 6.
- "TV guide". The Age. 4 April 1957. p. 15.