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24 To appreciate the historical significance of O'Neill's gut-wrenching dramas and the feelings they dramatized and made real, we must grasp not only that O'Neill staged ideology but also that ideology stagedO'Neill.

Author: Joel Pfister

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807863855

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Until now, Eugene O'Neill's psychological dramas have been analyzed mainly by critics who relied on obvious parallels between O'Neill's life, his family, and his plays. In this theoretically expansive and interdisciplinary book, Joel Pfister reassesses what was at stake ideologically in O'Neill's staging and modernizing of 'psychological' individualism for his social class. Pfister examines the history of the middle-class family and of Freudian pop psychology in the 1910s and 1920s to reconstruct the cultural conditions for the imagining and popularizing of 'depth,' a trope that was central to O'Neill's dramatic vision. He also recovers provocative critiques by contemporary critics on the Left who challenged O'Neill's preoccupation with dramatizing psychological, familial, and aesthetic 'depth.' One of the few sustained works on O'Neill in recent years, this wide-ranging book makes a major contribution to cultural studies, to the history of subjectivity, and to scholarship on the ideological origins of modernism and modern American drama. Originally published in 1995. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
2000-11-09 By Joel Pfister

Critical Essays on Eugene O'Neill, Susan Glaspell, Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller and Other Playwrights Drew ... and ran for 33 performances, according to Ronald Wainscott in Staging ONeill: The Experimental Years, 1920—1934 (138).

Author: Drew Eisenhauer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786463916

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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"The essays in this collection fill an important conceptual gap in present-day criticism. New essays are presented on such diverse writers. The essayists offer diverse approaches, such as the influence of poetry, histories and novels, ideological and political discourses, unlikely connections, the problems of translation, the evolution, and the relationships"--Provided by publisher.
2012-11-26 By Drew Eisenhauer

Moreover, O'Neill's bold and restless imagination, whether playing with masks or incorporating novelistic techniques into ... see Joel Pfister's Staging Depth: Eugene O'Neill and the Politics of Psychological Discourse (Chapel Hill: ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791093665

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Eugene O'Neill, one of America's finest dramatists, is best known for his plays The Iceman Cometh, Desire Under the Elms, and Long Day s Journey into Night. O'Neill's brilliant work won him four Pulitzer Prizes and the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a place among the most important writers in American history. Enhanced by a detailed chronology and bibliography, this newly updated volume in the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series is an in-depth exploration into the life and works of a playwright whose searing dramas continue to be a powerful presence on the American stage.
2007 By Harold Bloom

Shane was so depressed all the time” (Sheila O'Neill, afterword to More of a Long Story, ... O'Neill, “The Theatre We Worked For,” 34, 51; Alexander, Eugene O'Neill's Creative Struggle, 42. 289. ... Wainscott, Staging O'Neill, 234. 298.

Author: Robert M. Dowling

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300210590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 584

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An “absorbing” biography of the playwright and Nobel laureate that “unflinchingly explores the darkness that dominated O’Neill’s life” (Publishers Weekly). This extraordinary biography fully captures the intimacies of Eugene O’Neill’s tumultuous life and the profound impact of his work on American drama, innovatively highlighting how the stories he told for the stage interweave with his actual life stories as well as the culture and history of his time. Much is new in this extensively researched book: connections between O’Neill’s plays and his political and philosophical worldview; insights into his Irish American upbringing and lifelong torment over losing faith in God; his vital role in African American cultural history; unpublished photographs, including a unique offstage picture of him with his lover Louise Bryant; new evidence of O’Neill’s desire to become a novelist and what this reveals about his unique dramatic voice; and a startling revelation about the release of Long Day’s Journey Into Night in defiance of his explicit instructions. This biography is also the first to discuss O’Neill’s lost play Exorcism (a single copy of which was only recently recovered), a dramatization of his own suicide attempt. Written with both a lively informality and a scholar’s strict accuracy, Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts is a biography worthy of America’s foremost playwright. “Fast-paced, highly readable . . . building to a devastating last act.” —Irish Times
2014-10-28 By Robert M. Dowling

When reading the author's work diaries, one finds a possible cause for his unusual resistance to staging: O'Neill states on November 29, 1940, that he gets “new idea for series [of] monologue plays—short— 'By Way of Obit.

Author: Thierry Dubost

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677286

Category: Drama

Page: 277

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 The plays of Eugene O'Neill testify to his continued search for new dramatic strategies. The author explores the Nobel Prize winner's attempts at creating a new Modern play. He shows how, moving away from melodrama or "the problem play," O'Neill revisited the classical frames of drama and reinvented theater aesthetics by resorting to masks, the chorus, acoustics, silence or immobility for the creation of his dramatic works.
2019-06-28 By Thierry Dubost

9 The play was staged in April 1928 at thePasadena Playhouse byan amateur company directed by Gilmore Brown.For a scholarly analysis of the productionsofthisand other O'Neill plays from this period, see Ronald H. Wainscott, ...

Author: Michael Manheim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139825504

Category: Drama


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This is a volume of specially commissioned essays containing studies of Eugene O'Neill's life, his intellectual and creative forebears, and his relation to the theatrical world of his creative period, 1916–42. Also included are descriptions of the O'Neill canon and its production history on stage and screen, and a series of essays on 'special topics' related to the playwright, such as his treatment of women in the plays, his portrayals of Irish and African Americans, and his attempts to deal in dramatic terms with his parental family culminating in his greatest play, Long Day's Journey Into Night. One of the essays speaks for those who are critical of O'Neill's work, and the volume concludes with an essay on O'Neill criticism containing a select bibliography of full-length studies of the playwright's work.
1998-09-24 By Michael Manheim

Ronald Wainscott's Staging O'Neill: The Experimental Years 1920–¡934 (Yale 1988) is the first volume to study the original staging practices of all the major O'Neill productions during his lifetime with the exception of The Iceman ...

Author: Zander Brietzke

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483112

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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Critic Clive Barnes once called Eugene O'Neill the "world's worst great playwright" and Brooks Atkinson called him "a tragic dramatist with a great knack for old-fashioned melodrama." These descriptions of the man can also be used to describe his work. Despite the fact that O'Neill is the only American playwright to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and his last works are some of America's finest, most of his published works are not good. This work closely examines how O'Neill's failures as a playwright are inspiring and how his disappointments are reflections of his own theory that tragedy requires failure, a theory that is evident in his work. Conflicts in O'Neill's plays are studied at the structural level, with attention paid to genre, language or dialogue, characters, space and time elements, and action. Included is information about O'Neill's life and a chronological listing of all of his 50 plays with basic details such as production history, principal characters, dramatic action, and a brief commentary.
2015-11-04 By Zander Brietzke

It was recently the setting for numerous productions of O'Neill's early plays as staged readings. Despite Cook's sorrow at the division and disappointment with which the group ended its days, there was much of which he could be proud.

Author: Ivonne Shafer

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437083506

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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En su duodécimo libro, Yvonne Shafer se centra una vez más en Eugene O'Neill. Su libro anterior, 'Performing O'Neill', presentaba información fascinante sobre los actores (James Earl jones, Jason Robards, etc.) que crearon sus papeles. 'Eugene O'Neill and American Society' se aparta del análisis biográfico familiar de las obras hacia aspectos como su actitud antibélica, su interacción con los afroamericanos, su sorprendente amor por los musicales y su caracterización de mujer. Shafer que ha participado en el mundo del teatro como actriz, directora, crítica y erudita, ha impartido clases y conferencias en lugares como China, Noruega y Bélgica. Su representación de Eugene O'Neil On Stage ha deleitado al público de Alemania, Estados Unidos y la Universitat de València entre otros lugares de España.
2011-11-28 By Ivonne Shafer

Treatments of O'Neill's plays in production include Barlow , Final Acts : The Creation of Three Late O'Neill Plays ; Wainscott , Staging O'Neill : The Experimental Years , 1920–1934 ; Vena , O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh : Reconstructing ...

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521651794

Category: Drama

Page: 608

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The second volume of a three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.
1998 By Don B. Wilmeth

Life , Liberty , and the Pursuit of Whiteness : Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh Developments in staged representations of Whiteness played a part in the racial contests of the 1940s ...

Author: Mary F. Brewer

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819567701

Category: Drama

Page: 236

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Offers close textual readings of plays by American and British 20th century playwrights—both canonical and some that fall outside the mainstream—looking at how whiteness as an identity is created onstage, and how this has changed historically. Includes discussions of G.B. Shaw’s Captain Brassbound’s Conversion, W. Somerset Maugham’s The Explorer, W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood’s The Ascent of F6, Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape, Langston Hughes’ Mulatto, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, Bridget Boland’s The Cockpit, T.S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party, John Osborne’s The Entertainer, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, Edward Albee’s The American Dream, Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman, David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones, Adrienne Kennedy’s A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White, Edward Bond’s Early Morning, John Arden’s and Margarette D’Arcy’s The Island of the Mighty, Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine, Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Suzan-Lori Parks’ The America Play, Philip Osment’s This Island’s Mine, Michael Ellis’ Chameleon, and David Hare’s The Absence of War. – from publisher information.
2005-07-29 By Mary F. Brewer