Long Day's Journey Into Night: Multimedia Edition

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 The American classic—as you’ve never experienced it before. This multimedia edition, edited by William Davies King, offers an interactive guide to O’Neill’s masterpiece.  

· Hear rare archival recordings of Eugene O’Neill reading key scenes.

· Discover O’Neill’s creative process through the tiny pencil notes in his original manuscripts and outlines.

· Watch actors wrestle with the play in exclusive rehearsal footage.

· Experience clips from a full production of the play.

· Tour Monte Cristo Cottage, the site of the events in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Tao House, where the play was written.

· Delve into O’Neill’s world through photographs, letters, and diary entries.

And much, much more in this multimedia eBook.

“A digital bookshelf treasure trove, this wonderful new multimedia edition of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night is an indispensable resource for theatre artists, scholars, O’Neill enthusiasts, and anyone else curious about the origins and evolution of this quintessentially American masterwork.  The edition’s user-friendly format couples close study of the full text of the play with easy access to rehearsal, performance and biographical videos; analytic and bibliographic materials; period photos; production notes; and audio-recordings of the playwright himself reading from the text.  The result is an intimate and richly rewarding exploration of O’Neill’s greatest play.”—Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Goodman Theatre

"This extraordinary book gives us the complete version of O’Neill’s family masterpiece and much more. Every O’Neill enthusiast will want to own this multimedia edition of the play to experience the photographs, filmed rehearsals, notes, essays, references, definitions, letters, and recordings--including O’Neill’s voice reading from his work. An enduring fascination with our greatest playwright is well served by this magnificent compilation."—Brian Dennehy

"The multimedia edition of Long Day’s Journey into Night is thrilling: one finds at one’s finger tips not just the script, but also vivid and voluminous dramaturgical support, complemented by video of rehearsal and performance and, wondrously, audio of Eugene O'Neill reading his own words. I will never think of this play in the same way again. How fitting that one of the greatest of all American plays should give rise to this brilliant and generous work, which sets an entirely new standard for publishing in drama."—James Bundy, Dean and Artistic Director, Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre

"Brilliantly dissolving the divide between text and performance, William Davies King's multimedia Long Day's Journey Into Night bring together an array of video clips and photographs with expertly assembled background materials to make this edition of O'Neill's masterpiece the perfect one for our digital age."—Jackson R. Bryer, co-editor, The Selected Letters of Eugene O'Neill

"Thanks to the expert navigation of Williams Davies King, the greatest tragedy ever written by an American has at long last landed safe and sound in our digital world."—Robert M. Dowling, author of Eugene O'Neill: A Life in Four Acts

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Eugene O’Neill (1888–1953) won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama four times and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. William Davies King is professor of theater at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the editor of The Eugene O’Neill Review. Acclaimed as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, Jessica Lange is a two-time Academy Award winner and has dazzled the screen with over thirty credits to her name. She earned an Olivier Award nomination for her performance as Mary Tyrone in a West End production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 2000.
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Yale University Press
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Published on
Mar 31, 2016
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9780300214321
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English
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Genres
Drama / American / General
Literary Criticism / Drama
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen ("The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen. . .Miller and Odets, Inge and O'Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him"), August Strindberg ("He understood and predicted the forces that would break in our lives"), and Anton Chekhov ("Chekhov doesn't want a play, he wants what happens in life. In life, people don't usually kill each other. They talk").

Through the plays of these masters, Adler discusses the arts of playwriting and script interpretation ("There are two aspects of the theater. One belongs to the author and the other to the actor. The actor thinks it all belongs to the author. . .The curtain goes up and all he knows are the lines. . .It is not enough. . .Script interpretation is your profession").

She looks into aspects of society and class, and into our cultural past, as well as the evolution of the
modern spirit ("The actor learns from Ibsen what is modern in the modern theater. There are no villains, no heroes. Ibsen understands, more than anything, there is more than one truth").

Stella Adler--daughter of Jacob Adler, who was universally acknowledged to be the greatest actor
of the Yiddish theater, and herself a disciple of Stanislavsky--examines the role of the actor and brings to life the plays from which all modern theater derives: Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, An Enemy of the People, and A Doll's House; Strindberg's Miss Julie and The Father; Chekhov's The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and Three Sisters ("Masha is the sister who is the mystery. You cannot reach her. You cannot reach the artist. There is no logical way. Keep her in a special pocket of feelings that are complex and different").

Adler discusses the ideas behind these plays and explores the world of the playwrights and the
history--both familial and cultural--that informed their work. She illumines not only the dramatic essence of each play but its subtext as well, continually asking questions that deepen one's understanding of the work and of the human spirit.

Adler's book, brilliantly edited by Barry Paris, puts her famous lectures into print for the first time.


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