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by Eugene ONEILL

  • Author: Eugene ONEILL
  • ISBN: 0224605526
  • ISBN13: 978-0224605526
  • ePub: 1204 kb | FB2: 1341 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Dramas & Plays
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (1956)
  • Pages: 160
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 230
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Long Day's Journey Into Night ePub download

Long Day's Journey into Night is a drama play in four acts written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill in 1941–42, first published in 1956

Long Day's Journey into Night is a drama play in four acts written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill in 1941–42, first published in 1956. The play is widely considered to be his magnum opus and one of the finest American plays of the 20th century. It premiered in Sweden in February 1956 and then opened on Broadway in November 1956, winning the Tony Award for Best Play.

Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical play Long Day's Journey into Night is regarded as his finest work. First published by Yale University Press in 1956, it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 and has since sold more than one million copies. At the end of the book, the Tyrone Family appears to be exhausted due to the occasional argument about life, love, job, nothing and everything during the day, so I think James gives up lecturing on Jamie’s unpromising behavior, or further worrying about his paranoid wife. Perhaps he later realizes it’s so much easier to just join his son for a drink and simply forget everything.

Every day from now on, there'll be the same drifting away from us until by the end of each night- EDMUND . I swore after Eugene died I would never have another baby. I was to blame for his death

Every day from now on, there'll be the same drifting away from us until by the end of each night- EDMUND: Cut it out, Papa! I'm going to get dressed, I'll make so much noise she can't suspect I've come to spy on he. I was to blame for his death. If I hadn't left him with my mother to join you on the road, because you wrote telling me you missed me and were so lonely, Jamie would never have been allowed, when he still had measles, to go in the baby's room, I've always believed Jamie did it on purpose.

Home Browse Books Book details, Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night. Yet O'Neill, despite his many limitations, is the most American of our handful of dramatists who matter most: Williams, Miller, Wilder, Albee, perhaps Mamet and Shepard. Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night. A national quality that is literary, yet has no clear relation to our domestic literary traditions, is nearly always present in O'Neill's strongest works.

Long Day's Journey Into Night. Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (1888-1953) was a Nobel prize winning American playwright. A Moon for the Misbegotten. More than any other dramatist, O'Neill introduced American drama to the dramatic realism pioneered by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, Anna Christie.

Eugene O'Neill, who is generally regarded as America's finest playwright, was born on October 16, 1888, in New York City, the youngest son of. Long Day's Journey into Night: Top Ten Quotes.

Eugene O'Neill, who is generally regarded as America's finest playwright, was born on October 16, 1888, in New York City, the youngest son of James (a successful actor) and Mary Ellen (Quinlan) O'Neill. The family was Irish-Catholic, and O'Neill was sent to a Catholic boarding school and then to Betts Academy in Stamford, Connecticut, before enrolling at Princeton University in 1906. He left Princeton a year later. Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical play Long Day's Journey into Night is regarded as his finest work.

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Condensed into one simple day is all the turmoil, frustration, emotion and angst one would expect to see in a lifetime. Well this IS lifetime; a Long Day's Journey Into night runs through so much in it's relatively slim page-length, that it really drives home it's key points on family values, moral ambiguity and changes in society.

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I have seen the play and enjoyed it. I will see it again soon but this time I wanted to be more 'ahead of the game' so I read it before seeing it. What a difference. I so look forward to seeing it now. It is tragic but there is so much more to the book than just the dialogue. O'Neill has unbelievable stage directions and this does so much in helping to understand all 4 of these pathetic characters. There are so many emotions on display and simple things like smoothing her hair (nervous reaction) or shedding a tear (love or sympathy) helped me to understand. It is amazing this all takes place in less than 24 hours. I could visualize everything on stage from the set to the individual characters. Some of the dialogue is dated, but the story is still contemporary and powerful. O'Neill is a genius and he deserves the praise and awards he received.
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I love this play more than I could ever express. Now that it is in kindle form means I can carry it with me everywhereI go!
"You've just told me some high spots in your memories. Want to hear mine? They're all connected with the sea. Here's one...
For a second you see -- and seeing the secret, are the secret. For a second there is meaning!...It was a great mistake, my being born a man, I would have been much more successful as a sea gull or a fish. As it is, I will always be a stranger who never feels at home, who does not really want and is not really wanted, who can never belong, who must always be a a little in love with death!"
O'Neill produced this outstanding drama in 1940 with the instruction that it should not be published until after his death. So its first publication was in 1956. I endorse the view that this play, together with Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' and Tennessee William's "A Street Car Named Desire' are the high point of American Drama. "Long Day's Journey Into Night' has a fascinating explosive quality. Its plot is largely autobiographical. Once you start reading a play of this quality, it is difficult to close until you have read through till its end.
When I was searching (and I DO mean struggling to find!!) for this version of this play, I finally found ONE source and ONE review of the film. I agreed completely with the extremely positive view that one buyer wrote. If you are "Into" reality shows (which are SO fake and anything but reality--don't tell me you wouldn't know you were on camera!!), there is not one hint of "acting" in this. The entire cast is flawless. I have seen around four other versions which pale by comparison. Forget Hepburn and Sir Ralph Richardson, forget Jack Lemon's performance. A version with a third actor portraying the mother was weak. THIS is penultimate. Dark, depressing with a fog horn punctuating the progression from morning to night in the Tyrone family (autobiographical). But POWERFUL!!!!
An intense and heartbreaking iconic 20th Century American play that reads like a novel when taken with the meticulous stage directions. Autobiographical in nature, and meant to be released after the author's death, Long Day's Journey into Night shines a searing spotlight on addiction within a family of misfits. Dysfunctional doesn't start to describe these alternately repressed and emotionally brutal group. Grim, depressing, honest and brilliant.
O'Neill's play "Long Day's Journey Into Night" is often considered his best work. The book is highly autobiographical and depicts a highly dysfunctional family where the men are all alcoholics and the mother is a morphine addict. The dialogue is truly intense and the stage direction is extremely relevant to the proper mood and attitude of the dialogue.

The most interesting thing about the play is the stigma that is attached to the use of drugs, particularly in comparison to the use of alcohol. Alcohol use and alcoholism is `socially acceptable' whereas the use of narcotics is relegated to prostitutes and others of low social standing. The intensity of the dialogue rests in its ability to illustrate the torment of the family as it tries to deal with the drug addiction of the mother and the horror of the hold it has on her, while all the time, the alcoholism is just taken as routine. The father often comments about how he never "missed a performance" because of his alcohol use and therefore, it was not a problem. But in fact, it is a tremendous problem which they cannot shake, even though they are aware that it is consuming them.

Perhaps most interesting of all is that the play was published posthumously. O'Neill seems to have been able to write it and face the terror of the dysfunctionality in 1940, but he would not allow publication of the play until he was no longer alive. While it was within his grasp to write about the situation, it was not within him to allow the world to see it within his time.

The foreword by Harold Bloom is not surprisingly pedantic and overly academic. Bloom often takes the position that he knows what is appropriate, right and underlying about a written piece, but never assumes that any other person really properly understands what it is all about. He seems to see it as his job to inform others what they do not know; despite other people's potentially valid and illuminating interpretations. The reader may wish to completely skip the forward and go right to the words of O'Neill and make their own interpretation. Truly a marvel of a play, there is no person who would not gain from the reading of this brilliant work of the master playwright of his time.
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