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Contour in Time: The Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Contour in Time: The Plays of Eugene O'Neill

by Travis Bogard, Eugene O'Neill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195053419

ISBN-13: 9780195053418

Pub. Date: 04/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Eugene O'Neill, one of America's most gifted and prolific playwrights, wrote more than 60 plays between 1914 and 1941, a level of creativity paralleled in modern times only by Bernard Shaw. The progress of his art from crude, one-act plays to the monumental tragedies of his later years is a story as dramatic and compelling as that of his tortured personal history.

Overview

Eugene O'Neill, one of America's most gifted and prolific playwrights, wrote more than 60 plays between 1914 and 1941, a level of creativity paralleled in modern times only by Bernard Shaw. The progress of his art from crude, one-act plays to the monumental tragedies of his later years is a story as dramatic and compelling as that of his tortured personal history. Combining the two, Professor Bogard traces the contours of O'Neill's life in his art. By discussing, in their approximate order of composition, the published and unpublished works, Bogard illuminates not only the plays, but also the literary, aesthetic, and historical influences on the playwright's development. For the revised edition of this insightful, meticulously written work, the author has added new and unpublished material on A Tale of Possessors, Self-dispossessed, a cycle of nine plays written by O'Neill during the 1930s and '40s, only one of which he readied for the stage. Among the plays in this cycle that have been posthumously produced are More Stately Mansions (New York, 1967) and A Touch of the Poet (New York, 1958).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195053418
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
IThe Tyro (1913-1914)3
A Wife for a Life
The Web
Recklessness
Abortion
Warnings
The Movie Man
Fog
Thirst
Bread and Butter
Servitude
Bound East for Cardiff
IIThe Student (1914-1916)45
The Dear Doctor
A Knock at the Door
Belshazzar
The Sniper
The Personal Equation
Atrocity
The G. A. M.
Now I Ask You
IIIThe Amateur (1916-1917)63
Before Breakfast
In the Zone
The Long Voyage Home
The Moon of the Caribbees
Ile
Tomorrow
The Reckoning
IVPause (1918-1919)95
S.O.S.
Shell-Shock
Where the Cross Is Made
The Rope
The Dreamy Kid
Exorcism
The Straw
Chris Christopherson
Beyond the Horizon
Till We Meet
Honor Among the Bradleys
The Trumpet
VAmateur's End (1920)131
The Emperor Jones
Gold
Diff'rent
The First Man
The Ole Davil
"Anna Christie"
VIThe Triumvirate, 1 (1922-1924)167
Welded
All God's Chillun Got Wings
Desire Under the Elms
VIIThe Triumvirate, 2 (1921-1926)227
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Revelations of John the Divine
The Fountain
The Hairy Ape
Marco Millions
The Great God Brown
Lazarus Laughed
VIIIThe End of Experiment (1924-1932)291
Strange Interlude
Dynamo
Days Without End
IXThe Historian (1929-1933)331
Mourning Becomes Electra
Ah
Wilderness!
XThe Door and the Mirror (1933-1941)363
A Tale of Possessors
Self-dispossessed
A Touch of the Poet
More Stately Mansions
The Iceman Cometh
Hughie
Long Day's Journey into Night
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Bibliographical Note459
A Note on the Revised Edition461
Notes463
Appendix I.The Staging of the Tao House Plays471
Appendix II.Casts of O'Neill's plays479
Index501

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