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A Moon For The Misbegotten On The American Stage

Author : Laura Shea
ISBN : 9781476621777
Genre : Performing Arts
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A Moon for the Misbegotten is one of Eugene O’Neill’s most frequently revived works, and major American revivals of the play have been instrumental in securing its esteemed position in theater history. While the play’s landmark production in 1973 is largely regarded as the moment when it finally achieved greatness, its 60-year production history also includes several regional productions and Broadway revivals. This work provides a production history of A Moon for the Misbegotten in the United States, from the play’s original Theatre Guild production in 1947 to its Broadway revival in 2007. Throughout the study, the author provides the inside story on the play’s often rocky transition from the page to the stage, including detailed looks at initial casting difficulties and several controversies over censorship.
Category: Performing Arts

Film Consciousness

Author : Spencer Shaw
ISBN : 9780786433346
Genre : Performing Arts
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The notion of film consciousness is one that has played around various film and philosophical discourses without ever really surfacing as a cogent theory. Representing the first major expression of film consciousness as a tangible concept, this critical study revisits notions of memory, retentional consciousness, narrative expectation, and spatio-temporal perception while also analyzing several major films. The first half of the book focuses on understanding the elements of the film experience--and its associated consciousness--through the descriptive tools of phenomenology. The second part develops the idea of film consciousness as a unique vision of the world and as a large element in the human understanding of reality. Throughout the work, the author combines the ideas of philosophers and film theorists from phenomenology--such as Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Bazin, and Kracauer--with the postmodernist work of Deleuze and transitional theorists Bergson and Benjamin.
Category: Performing Arts

The American Stage

Author : Ron Engle
ISBN : 0521412382
Genre : Drama
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This book focuses on the economic and social forces which shaped American theatre throughout its history. Alone or as a collection, these essays, written by leading theatre historians and critics of the American theatre, will stimulate discussions concerning the traditionally held views of America's theatrical heritage.
Category: Drama

Student Companion To Eugene O Neill

Author : Steven F. Bloom
ISBN : 0313334315
Genre : Drama
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A guide to the life and influence of the playwright also includes criticism of his major works, including a plot summary and exploration of the characters, setting, theme, and style of each work.
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The Theatre Of Eugene O Neill

Author : Kurt Eisen
ISBN : 9781474238427
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 2018 The Theatre of Eugene O'Neill offers a new comprehensive overview of O'Neill's career and plays in the context of the American theatre. Organised thematically, it considers his modernist intervention in the theatre, offers readers detailed analysis of the plays, and assesses the recent resurgence in his reputation and new approaches to staging his work. It includes a study of all his major plays-The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Desire Under the Elms-besides numerous other full length and one act dramas. Eugene O'Neill is generally credited with inventing modern American drama, in a time of cultural ferment and lively artistic and intellectual change. Yet O'Neill's theatrical instincts were always shaped by American stage traditions that were inextricable from his sense of himself and his own national culture. This study shows that his theatrical modernism represents not so much a break from these traditions as a reinvention of their scope and significance in the context of international stage modernism, offering an image of national culture and character that opens new possibilities for the stage while remaining rooted in its past. Kurt Eisen traces O'Neill's modernism throughout the dramatists's work: his attempts to break from the themes, plots, and moral conventions of the traditional melodramatic theatre; his experiments in stagecraft and theme, and their connection to traditional theatre and his European modernist contemporaries; the turn toward direct and indirect self-representation; and his critique of the family and of American 'pipe dreams' and the allure of success. The volume additionally features four contributed essays providing further critical perspectives on O'Neill's work, alongside a chronology of the writer's life and times.
Category: Literary Criticism

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Eugene O Neill

Author : Madeline Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015050502510
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the last half century, the American theater has become more a part of the global theatrical community and as a result, America's playwrights and their works are receiving more attention internationally. Eugene O'Neill is perhaps the one American playwright who has gained the most renown with the global expansion of American theater. This work is not only an annotated bibliography of published works about O'Neill, but a careful record of the scores of productions of O'Neill's work both within and without the United States, in English-speaking countries and elsewhere, and the large number of published translations of his plays covering the years 1973 through 1999. The eight sections of this large work, each annotated, are: A articles in English; B books (with reviews indicated); C dissertations; D non-English language articles, books, and dissertations; E and F listings by play title of productions of O'Neill's plays in the United States and abroad; G primary works by O'Neill; and H miscellaneous information on O'Neill productions.
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The American Stage

Author : Laurence Senelick
ISBN : PSU:000068279394
Genre : Drama
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A treasury of writings on American theater from the Revolution era to the present covers a wide range of genres and includes such pieces as Mark Twain's observations on minstrelsy, Langston Hughes's thoughts on an emerging African-American theater and Ezra Pound's reactions to James Joyce's only play.
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Eight Women Of The American Stage

Author : Roy Harris
ISBN : 0435070401
Genre : Performing Arts
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A highly readable, informative book about the professional lives of some of the foremost actresses working in theatre and film today.
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Critical Companion To Eugene O Neill

Author : Robert M. Dowling
ISBN : 9781438108728
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Eugene O'Neill is widely considered the greatest American dramatist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, O'Neill also received four Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his remarkable career.Critical Companion to Eugene O'Neill explores the personal, historical, and artistic influences that combined to form such dark and influential American masterpieces as The Iceman Cometh, The Emperor Jones, Mourning Becomes Electra, Hughie, and--arguably the finest tragedy ever written by an American--Long Day's Journey into Night. Ideal for high school and college-level students, this new book covers all of O'Neill's works, as well as detailed entries on his life and related people, places, and topics.Entries include: