Long Day's Journey Into Night: Critical Edition by Eugene O'NeillLong Day's Journey Into Night: Critical Edition by Eugene O'Neill

Long Day's Journey Into Night: Critical Edition

byEugene O'NeillEditorWilliam Davies KingForeword byJessica Lange

Paperback | May 6, 2014

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Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey into Night is regarded as his masterpiece and a classic of American drama. With this new edition, at last it has the critical edition that it deserves. William Davies King provides students and theater artists with an invaluable guide to the text, including an essay on historical and critical perspectives; glosses of literary allusions and quotations; notes on the performance history; an annotated bibliography; and illustrations.
 
"This is a worthy new edition, one that I'm sure will appeal to many students and teachers. William Davies King provides a thoughtful introduction to Long Day's Journey into Night—equally sensitive to the most particular and most encompassing of the play's materials."—Marc Robinson
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama four times and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. William Davies King is professor of theater at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the editor of The Eugene O'Neill Review. Acclaimed as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, Jessica...
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Title:Long Day's Journey Into Night: Critical EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030018641X

ISBN - 13:9780300186413

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"With its meticulous attention to detail and fresh examination of O’Neill’s masterwork, William Davies King’s new critical edition of Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an essential resource for theater artists and scholars alike."— Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Goodman Theatre"William Davies King’s critical edition is a welcome contribution to the study of a seminal American dramatist."—Donald Margulies"In this indispensable new edition of Long Day’s Journey, King incorporates existing historical and critical scholarship seamlessly with his own commentary and comprehensive notes on the text and offers valuable new insights about its production."—Brenda Murphy, author of O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night"William Davies King has provided literary analyses, historical background, elucidations of passages in the text, and an annotated bibliography of reference sources, all of which will be invaluable for those studying, teaching, or performing O'Neill's masterpiece."-Jackson R. Bryer, co-editor, The Selected Letters of Eugene O'Neill"This is a worthy new edition, one that I'm sure will appeal to many students and teachers. William Davies King provides a thoughtful introduction to Long Day's Journey Into Night-equally sensitive to the most particular and most encompassing of the play's materials."-Marc Robinson, author of The American Play 1787-2000