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Eugene O'Neill was the first American playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. He completed The Iceman Comethin 1939, but he delayed production until after the war, when it enjoyed a long run of performances in 1946 after receiving mixed reviews. Three years after O'Neill's death, Jason Robards starred in a Broadway revival that brought new critical attention to O'Neill's darkest and most nihilistic play. In the half century since, The Iceman Comethhas gained enormously in stature, and many critics now recognize it as one of the greatest plays in American drama. The Iceman Comethfocuses on a group of alcoholics and misfits who endlessly discuss but never act on their dreams, and Hickey, the traveling salesman determined to strip them of their pipe dreams.

About the Author

Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953), the father of American drama, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama four times and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University, is the author of many books, including The Western Canon, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300166200
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
General Drama
Author:
O'Neill, Eugene
Subject:
American
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Sales personnel
Subject:
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
Drama-Plays
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060828
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
219

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