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A Student's Guide to Eugene O'neill



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Eugene O'Neill is one of the influential dramatists in the history of American theater. He would use realism, naturalism, expressionism, and symbolism to get his meaning across to audiences. Later, O'Neill employed more of his own life experiences in his plays. This innovative mix of classical themes and personal traumatic conflicts make a study of O'Neill's work compelling to audiences both yesterday and today.

Author Biography

Spring Hermann is a full-time author of books and plays for young readers. Her previous work for Enslow Publishers, Inc., includes A Student's Guide to Tennessee Williams.

Table of Contents

Times Square Baby to Broadway Playwrightp. 5
Youth's Experiences Lead to the Stagep. 15
A Professional Playwright Emergesp. 31
Politics, Race, and an Oedipal Conflict The Hairy Ape All God's Chillun Got Wings Desire Under the Elmsp. 45
Massive Works Cement O'Neill's Reputation. The Great God Brown Marco Millions Lazarus Laughed Strange Interludep. 59
Modern Studies of Good and Evil Dynamo Mourning Becomes Electra Days Without Endp. 76
A View From the Past Ah, Wilderness! The Iceman Cometh A Touch of the Poetp. 91
Ghosts Laid to Rest Long Day's Journey Into Night and A Moon for the Misbegottenp. 109
Constructing Women and Heroes in O'Neill's Playsp. 125
O'Neill's Work Lives On Influences on Major American Playwrightsp. 134
Chronologyp. 149
Chapter Notesp. 153
Glossaryp. 165
Major Works by Eugene O'Neillp. 170
Further Readingp. 172
Internet Addressesp. 173
Indexp. 174
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