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Eugene O'Neill (1888–1953)

Autor de Largo viaje hacia la noche

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Sobre El Autor

Eugene O'Neill was born in New York City on October 16, 1888, the son of popular actors James O'Neill and Ellen Quinlan. As a young child, he frequently went on tour with his father and later attended a Catholic boarding school and a private preparatory school. He entered Princeton University but mostrar más stayed for only a year. He took a variety of jobs, including prospecting for gold, shipping out as a merchant sailor, joining his father on the stage, and writing for newspapers. In 1912, he was hospitalized for tuberculosis and emotional exhaustion. While recovering, he read a great deal of dramatic literature and, after his release from the sanitarium, began writing plays. O'Neill got his theatrical start with a group known as the Provincetown Players, a company of actors, writers, and other theatrical newcomers, many of whom went on to achieve commercial and critical success. His first plays were one-act works for this group, works that combined realism with experimental forms. O'Neill's first commercial successes, Beyond the Horizon (1920) and Anna Christie (1921) were traditional realistic plays. Anna Christie is still frequently performed. It is the story of a young woman, Anna, whose hard life has led her to become a prostitute. Anna comes to live with her long-lost father, who is unaware of her past, and she falls in love with a sailor, who is also unaware. When Anna finds the two men fighting over her as though she were property, she is so angry and disgusted that she insists on telling them the truth. The man she loves rejects her at first, but then later returns to marry her. Soon O'Neill began to experiment more, and over the next 12 years used a wide variety of unusual techniques, settings, and dramatic devices. It is no exaggeration to say that, virtually on his own, O'Neill created a tradition of serious American theater. His influence on the playwrights who followed him has been enormous, and much of what is taken today for granted in modern American theater originated with O'Neill. A major legacy has been the nine plays he wrote between 1924 and 1931, tragedies that made heavy use of the new Freudian psychology just coming into fashion. His one comedy, Ah, Wilderness (1933), was the basis for the musical comedy, Oklahoma!, itself a groundbreaking event in American theater. O'Neill later began to write the intense, brooding, and highly autobiographical plays that are now considered to his best work. The Iceman Cometh (1946) is set in a bar in Manhattan's Bowery, or skid-row district. In the course of the play, a group of apparently happy men are forced to recognize the true emptiness of their lives. In A Long Day's Journey into Night (1956), O'Neill examines his own family and their tormented lives, a subject he continues in A Moon for the Misbegotten (1957). O'Neill's work was highly honored. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1936 and Pulitzer Prizes for Anna Christie, Beyond the Horizon, Strange Interlude (1928), and A Long Day's Journey Into Night, which also received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. O'Neill died in Room 401 of the Sheraton Hotel on Bay State Road in Boston, on November 27, 1953, at the age of 65. He was also born in a hotel room in Times Square, NYC. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Eugene O'Neill

Largo viaje hacia la noche (1956) 3,491 copias
Anna Christie / The Emperor Jones / The Hairy Ape (1922) — Autor — 536 copias
Nine Plays (1932) 448 copias
Una luna para el bastardo (1952) — Autor — 392 copias
Mourning Becomes Electra (1931) — Autor — 352 copias
Complete Plays 1932-1943 (1988) 296 copias
Complete Plays 1913-1920 (1988) 294 copias
Complete Plays 1920-1931 (1988) 275 copias
Ah, Wilderness! (1933) 242 copias
The Emperor Jones (1921) 203 copias
A Touch of the Poet (1957) 165 copias
Strange Interlude (1928) 165 copias
Desire Under the Elms (1925) 152 copias
Anna Christie (1921) 149 copias
Seven Plays of the Sea (1937) — Autor — 149 copias
The Hairy Ape (1922) 122 copias
Beyond the Horizon (1920) 105 copias
The Plays of Eugene O'Neill (1926) 80 copias
Six Short Plays (1951) 65 copias
More Stately Mansions (1764) 61 copias
Complete plays, 1913-1943 (1988) 47 copias
Hughie (1959) 41 copias
Ten "Lost" Plays (1600) 41 copias
Lazarus Laughed (1927) 38 copias
Marco Millions (1927) 33 copias
Long Day's Journey Into Night [1962 film] (1962) — Screenwriter — 30 copias
Dynamo (1929) 29 copias
Exorcism: A Play in One Act (2012) 24 copias
Days Without End (1934) 22 copias
The Straw (1921) 16 copias
The First Man (1922) 15 copias
Lost Plays (1950) 14 copias
The Moon of the Caribbees (1919) 13 copias
Poems, 1912-1944 (1980) 13 copias
Penguin Plays (1960) 13 copias
El Gran Dios Brown (1926) 11 copias
Diff'rent (1921) 10 copias
Plays of Eugene O'Neill (1941) 10 copias
Drammi marini (1990) 10 copias
In the Zone (2014) 10 copias
Welded (1924) 9 copias
Collected Shorter Plays (2007) 8 copias
Plays (2017) 7 copias
Ile 7 copias
Where the Cross Is Made (2014) 6 copias
Before breakfast (1916) 6 copias
Bound East for Cardiff (2005) 6 copias
Meisterdramen (1966) 6 copias
Los Demonios (1987) 4 copias
Chris Christophersen (1982) 4 copias
The Rope (2014) 4 copias
Gold (1920) 3 copias
Tomorrow (2014) 3 copias
The American spectator year book (1934) — Editor — 3 copias
Teatro 3 copias
Teatro escogido 3 copias
The Man and His Plays (1947) 3 copias
Plays 2 copias
Chris Christophersen (1982) 2 copias
Théâtre complet 1 (1963) 2 copias
Ah, Wilderness (2022) 2 copias
Mourning Becomes Electra [1947 film] (2004) — Screenwriter — 2 copias
Abortion 2 copias
Servitude 2 copias
Now I Ask You 1 copia
Meisterdramen I. (1960) 1 copia
Meisterdramen 2 (1963) 1 copia
Dias sem fim 1 copia
The Straw (2013) 1 copia
Days Without End (2010) 1 copia
5 plays 1 copia
Three Plays (1949) 1 copia
Olje / Ile 1 copia
Teatr 1 copia
Plays by Eugene O'Neill (2013) 1 copia
Théâtre choisi (1963) 1 copia
The Fountain 1 copia
Nine Plays 1 copia
Early plays 1 copia
Los Demonios 1 copia
In The Zone; Ile (2005) 1 copia
Fermenti 1 copia
Plays 1 copia
Rijkemanshuis (1994) 1 copia
Fog 1 copia
Le opere 1 copia
Il castoro 1 copia
Négy dráma 1 copia
Drámák (1974) 1 copia
TRAANIA 1 copia
Homecoming 1 copia
Opere 1 copia
The Movie Man (2014) 1 copia
The Sniper (2014) 1 copia
The Long Voyage Home (1952) 1 copia
Beyond the Horizon (2015) 1 copia
Four Plays (2020) 1 copia
Two one-act plays (1980) 1 copia
Dr (1974) 1 copia
Quatro peças 1 copia
Beyond the Horizon (2015) 1 copia
The Great God Brown (1926) 1 copia

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The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (1994) — Contribuidor — 408 copias
Eight Great Tragedies (1957) — Contribuidor — 390 copias
24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958) — Contribuidor — 287 copias
Six Modern American Plays (1951) — Contribuidor — 274 copias
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuidor — 188 copias
Sixteen Famous American Plays (1777) — Playwright — 187 copias
Nobel Prize Library: Faulkner, O'Neill, Steinbeck (1971) — Autor — 185 copias
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contribuidor — 180 copias
Famous American Plays of the 1920s (1959) — Contribuidor — 140 copias
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Contribuidor — 112 copias
Four Modern Plays (First Series) (1944) — Contribuidor — 93 copias
Contemporary Drama: 15 Plays (1959) — Contribuidor — 70 copias
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Contribuidor — 69 copias
The Theatre Guild Anthology (1936) — Contribuidor — 62 copias
Best American Plays: Fourth Series, 1951-1957 (1958) — Contribuidor — 43 copias
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contribuidor — 43 copias
Best American Plays: Fifth Series, 1957-1963 (1952) — Contribuidor — 43 copias
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 40 copias
Ten Great One Act Plays (1968) — Contribuidor — 36 copias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Contribuidor — 33 copias
14 great plays (1977) — Contribuidor — 31 copias
Anna Christie [1930 film] (2005) — Original play — 24 copias
World's Great Plays (1944) — Contribuidor — 22 copias
Best American Plays: 6th Series, 1963-1967 (1971) — Contribuidor — 19 copias
Twelve Classic One-Act Plays (2010) — Contribuidor — 18 copias
New Girl in Town (1958) — Original play Anna Christie — 18 copias
Anathema!: Litanies of Negation (1928) — Introducción, algunas ediciones17 copias
The Long Voyage Home [1940 film] (1940) — Original play — 17 copias
MacBeth and the Emperor Jones (1935) — Contribuidor — 12 copias
The Iceman Cometh [1973 film] (2003) — Original play — 8 copias
Five Modern Plays (1987) — Autor — 6 copias
Contemporary Drama American Plays II (1938) — Contribuidor — 4 copias
American Plays (1935) — Contribuidor — 2 copias
Ah, Wilderness! [1976 TV episode] (2001) — Original play — 2 copias
The Iceman Cometh [1960 film] (1960) — Original play — 2 copias
Teatru American Contemporan vol. 1 — Contribuidor — 1 copia
Five Modern Plays (1950) — Autor — 1 copia


Conocimiento común

Nombre canónico
O'Neill, Eugene
Nombre legal
O'Neill, Eugene Gladstone
Fecha de nacimiento
Fecha de fallecimiento
Lugar de sepultura
Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Lugar de nacimiento
New York, New York, USA
Lugar de fallecimiento
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Causa de fallecimiento
cerebellar cortical atrophy, a rare form of brain deterioration
Lugares de residencia
Monte Cristo Cottage, New London, Connecticut, USA
Château du Plessis, St. Antoine-du-Rocher, Indre-et-Loire, France
Casa Genotta, Sea Island, Georgia, USA
Tao House, Danville, California, USA
St. Aloysius Academy for Boys
Princeton University
Harvard University
assistant stage manager
prospector (mostrar todos 9)
O'Neill, Eugene, Jr. (son)
O'Neill, Shane (son)
Boulton, Agnes (wife)
Bryant, Louise (girlfriend)
Baker, George Pierce (teacher)
Strindberg, August (friend) (mostrar todos 8)
Reed, John (friend)
Chaplin, Geraldine (grand daughter)
National Institute of Arts and Letters
The Lambs
Dramatists Guild
Authors League of America
Provincetown Players (co-manager)
New London Telegraph (reporter) (mostrar todos 8)
Marine Transport Workers Union of the Industrial Workers of the World
American Spectator (associate editor and contributor)
Premios y honores
Nobel Prize (Literature ∙ 1936)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1923)
American Philosophical Society (1935)
American Theater Hall of Fame (1972)
Gold Medal, National Institute of Arts and Letters (1923)
Pulitzer Prize (1920, 1922, 1928, 1957) (mostrar todos 14)
Tony Award (1957)
Irish Academy of Letters (1932)
National Historic Landmark (Monte Cristo Cottage)(1971)
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site (Tao House)(1976)
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York (1959)
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut (1964)
Litt.D., Yale University (1923)
United States Postal Service stamp (1967)



"Cuando en 1940 el dramaturgo Eugene O’Neill perdió a su perro Blemie, decidió escribir este breve texto con el fin de encontrar consuelo para él y su esposa. En forma de testamento y últimas voluntades, O’Neill imagina los recuerdos y pensamientos de su fiel amigo en sus últimos días, desde los que ve venir la muerte con dignidad y serenidad, solo preocupado por cómo afectará a sus amos".
Perroteca | Jan 1, 2024 |
Perkins es el hijo de un granjero Eben, que sólo espera el día en que puede heredar las tierras de su padre, un tiránico viudo. Pero cuando éste vuelve a casarse y anuncia que dejará sus posesiones a su nueva esposa, estallan las pasiones más encontradas a lo largo de una noche llena de furia y deseo entre Eben y su nueva madrastra.
Natt90 | 6 reseñas más. | Nov 4, 2022 |
La novela y la poesía estadounidenses tienen el trauma de no sentirse superiores a sus paralelas europeas. Así pues, fuera de la grandeza épica del "Moby Dick" o el prístino canto a la juventud originado en Whitman, toda esa literatura es allí muy "best seller", de consumo, olvidable y al final prescindible.
Pero ojo, otra cosa muy diferente es el teatro. Acaso sea por su feroz competencia con el cine o por la influencia de éste desde una etapa muy temprana de su génesis, que la cantidad de dramaturgos y obras que le han surgido en el siglo XX no tienen competencia en Occidente si no retrocedemos hasta el barroco europeo. Eugene O'Neill es uno de los exponentes máximos de este florecimiento de la dramaturgia norteamericana, y esta obra ha sido llevada al cine ya, al menos que yo sepa, dos veces.… (más)
Eucalafio | 37 reseñas más. | Oct 25, 2020 |


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