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Dramas & Plays
  • Author:
    Eugene O'Neill
  • ISBN:
    039470018X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0394700182
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    Vintage; First edition (March 12, 1957)
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    Dramas & Plays
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The Iceman Cometh is a play written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill in 1939.

The Iceman Cometh is a play written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill in 1939. First published in 1946, the play premiered on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on October 9, 1946, directed by Eddie Dowling, where it ran for 136 performances before closing on March 15, 1947. Harry Hope: Widowed proprietor of the saloon and rooming house where the play takes place. He has a tendency to give free drinks, though he constantly says otherwise.

Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) is one of the most significant forces in the history of American theater. With no uniquely American tradition to guide him, O'Neill introduced various dramatic techniques, which subsequently became staples of the . By 1914 he had written twelve one-act and two long plays.

The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten). O'Neill's first book was a collection of 5 plays published by his father under the name & in 1916. Some of them were staged, mostly in Provincetown. Eugene O'Neill is a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1936. Series: Library of America. Hardcover: 1104 pages. Publisher: Library of America (October 1, 1988). They are apprentice work and deal with O'Neill's personal agenda: drinking, tuberculosis, suicide, the sea, unstable relations, father and son conflicts.

The Iceman Cometh book. The Publisher Says: Eugene O’Neill was the first American playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Three years after O'Neill's death, Jason Robards starred in a Broadway revival that brought new critical attention to O’Neill’s darkest and most nihilistic play.

Immediately download the The Iceman Cometh summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes .

Immediately download the The Iceman Cometh summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching The Iceman Cometh. Written in 1939, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh was not produced until seven years later, largely because O'Neill was concerned that America was not ready for the play's dark vision. By that time, O'Neill was already an n playwright. In addition, the 1946 production marked the end, for O'Neill, of a twelve year absence from Broadway.

Eugene O'neill, Harold Bloom. In the right wall are two big windows, with the swinging doors to the street between them. The bar itself is at rear. anda shelf on which are barrels of cheap whiskey with spiggots and a small show case of bottled goods. At left of the bar is the doorway to the hall. There is a table at left, front, of barroom proper, with four chairs

The Iceman Cometh O& Eugene Random House (USA) 9780375709173 Продавец льда :  . Not a peep show or a celebrity gossip fest, this book is a brilliant investigation of the emotional knots that ensnared one of our most important playwrights.

The Iceman Cometh O& Eugene Random House (USA) 9780375709173 Продавец льда : theater-. For reasons that remain mysterious, it seems especially moving today. Handsome, charming when he wanted to be: O'Neill was the flame women were drawn to-all, that is, except his mother, who never let him forget he was unwanted.

The Iceman Cometh, tragedy in four acts by Eugene O’Neill, written in 1939 and produced and published in 1946 and . O’Neill mined the tragedies of his own life for this depiction of a ragged collection of alcoholics in a run-down New York City tavern-hotel run by Harry Hope.

The Iceman Cometh, tragedy in four acts by Eugene O’Neill, written in 1939 and produced and published in 1946 and considered by many to be his finest work. The drama exposes the human need for illusion and hope as antidotes to the natural condition of despair. The saloon regulars numb themselves with whiskey and make grandiose plans, but they do nothing.

Includes All My Sons by Arthur Miller; The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill; John Loves Mary by Norman Krasna; others

Includes All My Sons by Arthur Miller; The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill; John Loves Mary by Norman Krasna; others. Category: Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 120033.

The Place: Harry Hope's bar, a cheap gin-mill of the five-cent whiskey, last-resort variety situated downtown on the West Side of New York.The Time: Salesman Hickey's birthday celebration, two days during the summer of 1912 -- a time when all tomorrows are forced abruptly to become today; when the delineation between hopes, dreams, and pipe dreams disintegrates; when "self-knowledge" destroys self-respect, compassion -- and life.One of the last of Eugene O'Neill's plays, The Iceman Cometh stands today with Long Day's Journey into Night and A Moon for the Misbegotten as the supreme expression of his dramatic genius.

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"By rights you should be contented now, without a single damned hope or lying dream left to torment you!" an exasperated Theodore Hickman says to the band of washed up alcoholics Hickey calls his friends. Do our 'pipe dreams' actually prevent us from being happy? I don't know. But since reading "Iceman" I can't help but think about the big things I'll get to tomorrow; writing that book, climbing that mountain. Would it just be easier to accept the fear and laziness for what it is? Taoists would say that pipe dreams are phantoms that take us away from the present moment. But in America our hopes and dreams define us. They are the fuel that powers our effort for a better tomorrow. I also wonder about the band of alcoholics O'Neill chose to create. I get the feeling that all of the characters have received the short-end of life's stick, and I don't blame them for their phantoms. These are people who have been totally abandoned by their families and the organizations that are supposed to provide support and structures. Are the educated and wealthy really any better? Wouldn't "Iceman" have been equally as moving if set in a classy bar of lawyers and financiers? How about a prayer circle of sinners? I don't know. But "The Iceman Cometh" is haunting and bound to stay with you for a very long time.
Goldcrusher
I rarely read plays, as I naturally enjoy them more when they are actually performed. And O'Neill's Iceman Cometh is particularly difficult to read. While certainly not as long as some of his other masterpieces, the language is heavily tilted toward slang, and the scene settings at the beginning of each act are unusually long and detailed (and not that interesting for a reader, as opposed to a stage director - skip 'em). Still, the story of quite despair shared by all characters, the attempt at redemption suddenly fostered on them by one of their own buddies, their resistance to change, and the slow realization of exactly what had happened to him and why he suddenly wished to change everyone's life are incredibly powerful. The play is slow, so it takes some commitment to make it through the early part, but it is well worth the effort. And so it is to take some time after you read the book to reflect on how you feel about the characters, their predicament, and their inability to give up their "pipe dreams" while steadily drowning themselves in alcohol.
Ice_One_Guys
Got it on Kindle and the formatting is awful. Several typos (why can't they italicize an 'L'?) and due to it being a play format, often times when the characters name is said, it gets formatted as that characters line to be spoken. So, when Hickey refers to the character Harry by name, the crappy formatting makes the rest of Hickey's remarks appear to be Harry's lines, which they are not. That can be confusing when your reading a play as dense at this. For a full price ebook from a major publisher, this is unacceptable. On the other hand, this sort of willful incompetence results in me having no qualms about acquiring ebooks in, ahem, questionable manners
The Bloom introduction is informative & wonderful and worth buying the book for.
Drelalen
quite disappointed that I was duped by this purchase. I didn't realize this was only a reading guide to the play and not the play itself. It should not be listed under the title.
Shakataxe
The best play I ever saw but there is so much to absorb that you need the book by your side to understand it better.
Seevinev
Very entertaining read
Daigrel
Received book really fast. Would have liked a photo of the original set/costumes
I wanted to read Iceman Cometh, but I wanted to find an old hardback copy. I hit the jackpot with this one. An early edition. I love the play. I love Eugene O'Neill in general.