Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty.

        We accept PayPal, Visa & Mastercard
        through our secure checkout.

Mastercard                              

 



Long Day’s Journey into Night

Long Day’s Journey into Night
Your Price: $14.95 CDN
Author: Eugene O'Neill
Foreword by: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 192
Pub. Date: 2002
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 0300093055
ISBN-13: 9780300093056

About the Play:

Long Day's Journey Into Night was one of Royal National Theatre of Britain's top 100 plays of the 20th century.

Winner of the 1957 Pulitzer Prize in Drama; Winner of the 1957 New York Drama Critics Circle Award; Winner of the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Revival

Long Day's Journey Into Night is a full-length drama by Nobel Laureate and four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O'Neill. In a single day, we meet the members of the Tyrone family: the blustering actor-father, the opium-addicted mother, the rebellious older brother and the poetic, sickly younger brother. Eugene O'Neill's sprawling Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play explores the self delusions and lack of communication that chain the Tyrones together and threaten to destroy them.

Long Day's Journey Into Night is a semi-autobiographical masterpiece that intimately examines the addictions, regrets, and deceits of the tormented Tyrone family. Through the course of a heart-wrenching day, the members of the family confront one another as their blame, resentment, and animosity explodes. On a fog-bound summer day, regret and recrimination hang in the air as the Tyrone family negotiates the delicate balance between truth and illusion. James Tyrone, a vain, faded matinée idol, presides over a household in ruin — his wife Mary, whose morphine addiction provides escape; son Edmund, tethered to home yet dreaming of life on the open sea; and son Jamie, whose studied cynicism protects him from a lifetime of failure. The family descends into physical and spiritual ruin, even as their lives are bound together by an unbreakable bond of love. Intense and passionate, this is one of the greatest American plays written in the 20th century.

Long Day's Journey Into Night was written in 1941–42, but so closely based on his own family that O'Neill forbade any performance until 25 years after his death. First published in 1956, this autobiographical masterpiece, which the playwright called "a play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood," is regarded as his finest work. O'Neill posthumously received the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Long Day's Journey Into Night. It is still enormously popular, has enjoyed five revivals on Broadway, and remains a staple of regional repertory houses and community theatres.

Cast: 2 women, 3 men

What people say:

"Long Day's Journey Into Night has been worth waiting for. It restores the drama to literature and the theatre to art." — The New York Times

"…a magnificent and shattering play." — New York Post

"It is a stunning theatrical experience." — New York Herald-Tribune

"This is O'Neill's most beautiful play." — New York Daily News

"One of the marvels of Long Day's Journey Into Night — and one reason it so often seems newly born with every revival — is it can accommodate shifts in its center of emotional gravity." — The New York Times

About the Playwright:

Eugene O'Neill (1889–1953), the father of American drama, the author of 49 plays, won four Pulitzer Prizes for drama, and is the only American playwright to have received a Nobel Prize (1936).

Related Products

O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night
Your Price: $48.95 CDN
O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night
Brenda Murphy
A Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions
Your Price: $57.00 CDN
A Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions
Eugene O'Neill
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Eugene O'Neill
Collected Shorter Plays
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Collected Shorter Plays
Eugene O'Neill
Beyond the Horizon
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Beyond the Horizon
Eugene O'Neill
The Iceman Cometh
Your Price: $14.95 CDN
The Iceman Cometh
Eugene O'Neill
Ah, Wilderness!
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Ah, Wilderness!
Eugene O'Neill