The Iceman Cometh

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Yale University Press
Publish Date
May 19, 2020
5.0 X 7.7 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

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 UC Santa Barbara and editor of the critical and multimedia editions of O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night.


"This new critical edition of The Iceman Cometh promises to be a much-consulted resource. King beautifully sums up the play's relationship to the playwright's life."--Marc Robinson, Yale University
"The perfect follow-up to King's Long Day's Journey Into Night, this edition presents the standard text of Iceman alongside supplementary materials remarkable for their breadth, erudition, and accessibility."--Alexander Pettit, University of North Texas
"King's stuff is the real McCoy and well worth the jack. His scrupulous commentary and notes, including his glossary of O'Neill's slang, enrich our appreciation of an O'Neill masterpiece."--Zander Brietzke, author of The Aesthetics of Failure: Dynamic Structure in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill
"This superb critical edition of Iceman will undoubtedly become the definitive one. King weaves together his expansive knowledge of O'Neill with an arsenal of research and archival discoveries, to offer important contextualizations of one of O'Neill's most important plays. A must-have on the bookshelf and in the classroom."--Katie N. Johnson, Miami University
"In this extraordinary edition of The Iceman Cometh, Davies King's deep and encyclopedic knowledge of the play and its context are evident everywhere, from the exceedingly informative notes, a pleasure to read in themselves, to the illuminating mini-essays on the characters, to the comprehensive essays on the critical and historical context, to the fascinating narrative about the play in production. This volume is a vital contribution to our understanding of O'Neill's great play."--Brenda Murphy, Co-author of Eugene O'Neill Remembered