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O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night

O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night
Your Price: $48.95 CDN
Author: Brenda Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Series: Plays in Production
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 270
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0521665752
ISBN-13: 9780521665759

About the Book:

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

O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night is the first full production history of Long Day's Journey Into Night, by Eugene O'Neill. It provides a detailed account of the most significant productions throughout the world, on stage, film, and television. Theatre historian Brenda Murphy examines the unique circumstances that led to the posthumous world premiere in Stockholm, in a Swedish translation. Murphy also explores the subsequent first production in English, on Broadway, which established a standard for future directors and actors. The book conveys the unique interpretations of the Tyrone family by such actors as Fredric March, Jason Robards, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Katharine Hepburn, Colleen Dewhurst, Ruby Dee, Kevin Spacey, Jack Lemmon, and Alan Bates, among other distinguished theatre artists. An extensive production chronology provides details about nearly 100 productions throughout the world.

This illustrated history also includes an extensive bibliography, discography, and videography.

• Includes the first full production history of Long Day's Journey Into Night

• Includes both stage and media productions throughout the world

• Includes extensive production chronology, bibliography, discography and videography

What people say:

"...this volume will be immensely valuable to anyone seeking information on or an introduction to Journey." — CHOICE

"Using both published and unpublished sources, Brenda Murphy's carefully researched account of important productions of Eugene O'Neill's realistic, autobiographical masterpiece devotes the first twenty percent of the text to the famous New York premiere and continues with briefer accounts of major productions in English, foreign-language productions, and film and television adaptations. As appendixes, Murphy also includes a production chronology from 1956 to 2000, a discography and videography. The fifteen black and white photographs are portraits and close-ups, notably excepting one image from the first José Quintero New York production (displaying the much-discussed stained glass window treatment behind the four principals) and one nearly full stage shot of the famous interior from the first Stockholm production." — Theatre Survey

About the Author:

Brenda Murphy is a prominent American scholar and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus at the University of Connecticut, where she has taught since 1989, following fourteen years as a faculty member and administrator at St. Lawrence University. She is a past president of the American Theatre and Drama Society and the Eugene O'Neill Society, and the author of O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night.

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