Collected Shorter Plays

Paperback | March 1, 2007

byEugene O'NeillIntroduction byRobert Brustein

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All of O’Neill’s themes and concerns find expression in his one-act plays. They are the dramatic equivalent of short stories. Here gathered in a single volume are nine one-act plays that span the playwright’s career—from the early sea plays to the Expressionist masterpiece The Hairy Ape to the eerie nocturnal monologue Hughie.
Included in this volume: Bound East for Cardiff • Fog • Thirst • The Long Voyage Home • Ile • The Moon of the Caribbees • In the Zone • The Hairy Ape • Hughie

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All of O’Neill’s themes and concerns find expression in his one-act plays. They are the dramatic equivalent of short stories. Here gathered in a single volume are nine one-act plays that span the playwright’s career—from the early sea plays to the Expressionist masterpiece The Hairy Ape to the eerie nocturnal monologue Hughie.Included ...

Eugene O’Neill (1889–1953), the father of American drama, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama four times and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936.  Robert Brustein, founding director of the American Repertory Theatre and of the Yale Repertory Theatre, has been a key figure in American theater for the last forty years. He is ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2007Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030010779X

ISBN - 13:9780300107791

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“O’Neill was not the first American to turn to one-act plays . . . but there is no doubt that . . . he perfected the form, just as Hemingway, a few years later, was to perfect the genre of the American short story.”—from the introduction by Robert Brustein