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Eugene O'Neill: The Man and His Plays by Barrett H. Clark

Eugene O'Neill: The Man and His Plays by Barrett H. Clark

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Barrett H. Clark, 'Eugene O'Neill:  The Man and His Plays,' published by Dover Publications, Inc., originally published in 1926, this copy was published in 1967.

Eugene O'Neill: The Man and His Plays is a 183 page softcover measuring 8" x 5 1/4".  The cover has light creases and edge wear.  Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is sound.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

Eugene O'Neill is probably the most important American dramatist, and yet for all his prominence many years elapsed before a source book on his life and work was published.  Based upon personal correspondence with the playwright, recollections of friends who knew him during his early years in Provincetown and New York, newspaper interviews and the plays themselves, Eugene O'Neill:  The Man and His Plays was the first such book. 

Beginning with The Web, one of the earliest of the dramatist's works, and ending with The Iceman Cometh and Moon for the Misbegotten, the author takes each play separately and analyzes it--not in the terms of any far-fetched theory about the man, but as a reflection of O'Neill's relationship to his environment at the time the play was written.  A critical summary of the play is given, as well as the circumstances under which it was produced. 

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  47-31325

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