- ISBN 9780521553896 / 052155389X
- Title The Cambridge Companion to Eugene O’Neill
- Author Michael Manheim
- Category Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Literary Studies: Plays & Playwrights
- Format Hardcover
- Year 1998
- Pages 276
- Publisher Cambridge University Press
- Imprint Cambridge University Press
- Language English
- Dimensions 152mm x 19mm x 229mm
Specially commissioned essays explore the life and work of Eugene O'Neill from his earliest writings to Long Day's Journey Into Night.
This volume of specially commissioned essays contains studies of O'Neill's life, his intellectual and creative forebears, and his relation to the theatrical world of his creative period, 1916-1942. 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. 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.
"Manheim (Univ. of Toledo) provides an excellent overview of O'Neill's plays and adds to the great volume of critical analysis of the playwright's work." Choice