The Iceman Cometh

The Iceman Cometh

by Eugene O'Neill


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A critical edition of O’Neill’s most complex and difficult play, designed for student readers and performers

This critical edition of Eugene O’Neill’s most complex and difficult play helps students and performers meet the work’s demanding cultural literacy. William Davies King provides an invaluable guide to the text, including an essay on historical and critical perspectives; extensive notes on the language used in the play, and its many musical and literary allusions; as well as numerous insightful illustrations. He also gives biographical details about the actual people the characters are based on, along with the performance history of the play, to help students and theatrical artists engage with this labyrinthine work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375709173
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: VINTAGE
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 483,047
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.46(d)

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.

Table of Contents

The Iceman Cometh 1

Notes and Glossary 221

Characters 242

An O'Neill Chronology 260

Historical and Critical Perspectives 263

The Play in Production 292

Annotated Bibliography 311

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