Long Day S Journey Into Night

Long Day S Journey Into Night

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divEugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey into Night is regarded as his masterpiece and a classic of American drama. With this new edition, at last it has the critical edition that it deserves. William Davies King provides students and theater artists with an invaluable guide to the text, including an essay on historical and critical perspectives; glosses of literary allusions and quotations; notes on the performance history; an annotated bibliography; and illustrations. "This is a worthy new edition, one that I'm sure will appeal to many students and teachers. William Davies King provides a thoughtful introduction to Long Day's Journey into Night—equally sensitive to the most particular and most encompassing of the play's materials."—Marc Robinson/DIV

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Eugene O'Neill
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2014-05-06
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780300190182


Long Day S Journey Into Night

Long Day S Journey Into Night

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A true modern classic from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, Long Day's Journey into Night is an intensely autobiographical, magnificently tragic portrait of the author's own family - a play so acutely personal that he insisted it was not published until after his death. One single day in the Tyrones' Connecticut home. James Tyrone Snr is a miser, a talented actor who even squanders his talent in an undemanding role; eldest son Jamie is an affable, whoremongering alcoholic and confirmed ne'er-do well; youngest son Edmund is poetic, sensitive, suffering from a respiratory condition and deep-seated disillusionment; and their mother Mary, living in a haze of self-delusion and morphine addiction. Existing together under this roof, and the profound weight of the past, they subtly tear one another apart, shred by shred. 'Set in 1912, the year of O'Neill's own attempted suicide, it is an attempt to understand himself and those to whom he was irrevocably tied by fate and by love. It is the finest and most powerful play to have come out of America' Christopher Bigsby Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey into Night was written in 1939-41, and first published in 1956 (after O'Neill's death in 1953). It was first performed at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, in February 1956, and had its first American production at Helen Hayes Theater, New York, in November that year. It won the Tony Award for Best Play, and O'Neill was posthumously awarded the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This edition includes a full introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

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Genre : American drama
Author by : Eugene O'Neill
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 1991
File : 110 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1854591029


Long Day S Journey Into Night

Long Day S Journey Into Night

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A play about a family of four psychologically disturbed people reveals aspects of the author's own life.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Eugene O'Neill
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2002-02-08
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0300093055


O Neill Long Day S Journey Into Night

O Neill Long Day S Journey Into Night

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A detailed account of the most significant productions of the play throughout the world.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Brenda Murphy
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-09-20
File : 250 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0521665752


Hughie

Hughie

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THE STORY: Originally produced on Broadway, revived to sellout houses in 1996 starring Al Pacino, HUGHIE was one of O'Neill's last works. It was originally intended as part of a series of short plays, but it became the lone survivor when O'Neill de

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Eugene O'Neill
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release : 1982-10
File : 25 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0822205432


The Iceman Cometh

The Iceman Cometh

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A critical edition of O'Neill's most complex and difficult play, designed for student readers and performers This critical edition of Eugene O'Neill's most complex and difficult play helps students and performers meet the work's demanding cultural literacy. William Davies King provides an invaluable guide to the text, including an essay on historical and critical perspectives; extensive notes on the language used in the play, and its many musical and literary allusions; as well as numerous insightful illustrations. He also gives biographical details about the actual people the characters are based on, along with the performance history of the play, to help students and theatrical artists engage with this labyrinthine work.

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Genre : Bars (Drinking establishments)
Author by : Eugene O'Neill
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2020-05-19
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780300211856


Journey To The End Of The Night

Journey To The End Of The Night

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When it was published in 1932, this revolutionary first fiction redefined the art of the novel with its black humor, its nihilism, and its irreverent, explosive writing style, and made Louis-Ferdinand Celine one of France's--and literature's--most important 20th-century writers. The picaresque adventures of Bardamu, the sarcastic and brilliant antihero of Journey to the End of the Night move from the battlefields of World War I (complete with buffoonish officers and cowardly soldiers), to French West Africa, the United States, and back to France in a style of prose that's lyrical, hallucinatory, and hilariously scathing toward nearly everybody and everything. Yet, beneath it all one can detect a gentle core of idealism.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Publisher : Calder Publications Limited
Release : 1988
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0714541397


Illusion And Reality In Eugene O Neill S The Iceman Cometh And Long Day S Journey Into Night

Illusion And Reality In Eugene O Neill S The Iceman Cometh And Long Day S Journey Into Night

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Englisches Seminar), course: Eugene O'Neill, language: English, abstract: The Iceman Cometh (published in 1940) and Long Day’s Journey into Night (published in 1956 after O’Neill’s death) are widely recognized to be two of Eugene O’Neill’s best plays. Both belong to his late plays and apart from that bear a lot of similarities. The focus of this paper will be to analyze The Iceman Cometh and Long Day’s Journey into Night with special regard to the importance of illusion and reality for both the characters and the progress of the play. Furthermore a comparison will be made between Hickey in The Iceman Cometh and Mary Cavan Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey into Night in order to show that they have similar functions in their respective plays. Finally a conclusion will be given which will sum up the argumentation.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Dennis Alexander Goebels
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2010-05-11
File : 14 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9783640620500


Eugene O Neill S Long Day S Journey Into Night

Eugene O Neill S Long Day S Journey Into Night

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Things Fall Apart, set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one of the most broadly read African novels, Achebe's work responded to the two-dimensional caricatures of Africans that often dominated Western literature. This guide contains a selection of contemporary criticism of this novel.

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Genre : Dramatists, American
Author by : Eugene O'Neill
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009-01-01
File : 248 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781438125619


The Function Of Drugs In Eugene O Neill S Long Day S Journey Into Night And Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

The Function Of Drugs In Eugene O Neill S Long Day S Journey Into Night And Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, RWTH Aachen University (Institut fur Anglistik), course: Modern American Drama, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The two plays Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams can be seen as two of the most successful and respected plays of American Modernism. Besides other similarities, both plays deal, more or less obviously with the consumption of alcohol and - in case of Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night - drugs. This paper's matter is to find out what function drinking or the consumption of other drugs have for the characters of the two plays. This question could also be interesting looking at the authors: O'Neill's play has very many parallels to his own life and also Williams admitted that he is to be found in the character of Blanche DuBois to a certain extend."

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Author by : Nadine Esser
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2008-02-01
File : 36 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9783638906111