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The Resource Exorcism : a play in one act, Eugene O'Neill ; foreword by Edward Albee

Exorcism : a play in one act, Eugene O'Neill ; foreword by Edward Albee

Label
Exorcism : a play in one act
Title
Exorcism
Title remainder
a play in one act
Statement of responsibility
Eugene O'Neill ; foreword by Edward Albee
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortly after the debut of Exorcism in 1920, Eugene O'Neill suddenly canceled production and ordered all extant copies of the drama destroyed. For over ninety years, it was believed that the play was irrevocably lost, until it was recently discovered that O'Neill's second wife had in fact retained a copy, which she later gave to the prolific screenwriter and producer Philip Yordan. In early 2011, Yordan's widow discovered the typescript of Exorcism--complete with edits in O'Neill's own hand--in her late husband's vast trove of papers. The discovery and publication of Exorcism, a relatively early play in the O'Neill corpus, furthers our knowledge of O'Neill's dramatic development and reveals a pivotal point in the career of this great American playwright. Revolving around a suicide attempt, Exorcism draws on a dark incident in O'Neill's own life. This defining event led to his first serious efforts to write. Exorcism displays early examples of O'Neill's unparalleled skills of capturing deeply personal human drama, and it explores major themes--mourning and melancholia, addiction and sobriety, tensions between fathers and sons--that would permeate his later work. According to Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library curator Louise Bernard, who acquired the play from a New York bookseller, "Exorcism might be read as a preparatory sketch that resonates powerfully with Long Day's Journey into Night, one that brings the O'Neill family drama full circle in ways at once intimate and grandly conceived."
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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1888-1953
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O'Neill, Eugene
Dewey number
812/.52
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3529.N5
LC item number
.E96 2012eb
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1928-2016
  • 1972-
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  • Albee, Edward
  • Bernard, Louise
  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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  • Suicidal behavior
  • FICTION
  • DRAMA
  • Suicidal behavior
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Label
Exorcism : a play in one act, Eugene O'Neill ; foreword by Edward Albee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"In association with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Exorcism : the play O'Neill tried to destroy / Edward Albee -- Introduction -- Time and the archive / Louise Bernard -- Exorcism -- Typescript facsimile
Control code
780301721
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 85 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300186055
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color facsimile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113t6j
  • d8633db8-d445-481d-ad3a-35b3923347d5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780301721
Label
Exorcism : a play in one act, Eugene O'Neill ; foreword by Edward Albee
Publication
Note
"In association with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Exorcism : the play O'Neill tried to destroy / Edward Albee -- Introduction -- Time and the archive / Louise Bernard -- Exorcism -- Typescript facsimile
Control code
780301721
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 85 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300186055
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color facsimile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113t6j
  • d8633db8-d445-481d-ad3a-35b3923347d5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780301721

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