Long Day's Journey Into Night


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Eugene O'Neill; Edited by William Davies King; Foreword by Jessica Lange

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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.

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. Jessica Lange is a two-time Academy Award winner and will star in the spring 2016 Broadway revival of Long Day’s Journey into Night.

Now available for purchase at Apple iBooksAmazon Kindle, and Google Play.

“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

"With its meticulous attention to detail and fresh examination of O’Neill’s masterwork, William Davies King’s new critical edition of Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an essential resource for theater artists and scholars alike."— Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Goodman Theatre

"William Davies King’s critical edition is a welcome contribution to the study of a seminal American dramatist."—Donald Margulies

“The multimedia edition of Long Day’s Journey Into Night is thrilling: one finds at one’s fingertips not just the script, but also vivid and voluminous dramaturgical support, featuring criticism, cultural context, and ephemera, 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, Yale School of Drama, and Artistic Director, Yale Repertory Theatre

“Brilliantly dissolving the divide between text and performance, William Davies King's multimedia Long Day’s Journey Into Night brings 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

"In this indispensable new edition of Long Day’s Journey, King incorporates existing historical and critical scholarship seamlessly with his own commentary and comprehensive notes on the text and offers valuable new insights about its production."—Brenda Murphy, author of O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night
"William Davies King has provided literary analyses, historical background, elucidations of passages in the text, and an annotated bibliography of reference sources, all of which will be invaluable for those studying, teaching, or performing O'Neill's masterpiece."—Jackson R. Bryer, co-editor, The Selected Letters of Eugene O'Neill

“Thanks to the expert navigation of William 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
"This is a worthy new edition, one that I'm sure will appeal to many students and teachers. William Davies King provides a thoughtful introduction to Long Day's Journey Into Night—equally sensitive to the most particular and most encompassing of the play's materials."—Marc Robinson, author of The American Play 1787-2000

“This edition draws the reader into O’Neill’s masterpiece in ways that the playwright never could have imagined. If he had, he might have stipulated that the play not be published until 63 years after his death, rather than twenty-five. The act of reading is transformed into an entirely new and distinctively engaging twenty-first-century experience that offers the joys of simultaneously reading, viewing, and exploring a work of dramatic literature. The delights of this new edition are many and will appeal to a broad audience with different purposes in reading the play.”—Steven F. Bloom, author of Student Companion to Eugene O’Neill and editor of Critical Insights: Eugene O’Neill

“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

"Long Day’s Journey is O’Neill’s last, most realized play, a grand act of mercy upon his family and his own life.”—Arthur Miller

Winner of the 2017 American Publishers Awards for Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in the Literature category.

“A Long Day's Journey into Night won the PROSE Award in its subject area because it presented an innovative and exciting approach to a classic American play and subsequently created a new standard of excellence for future electronic literary editions.”—Barbara Chen, Modern Language Association, and Literature judge for the 2017 PROSE Awards
ISBN: 9780300214321
Publication Date: March 31, 2016
273 pages, x

Sales Restrictions: For sale in U.S. and Canada Only

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Eugene O'Neill; Introduction by Robert Brustein

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A Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions

Eugene O´Neill; Edited and introduced by Martha Gilman Bowe

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Long Day’s Journey into Night

Eugene O´Neill; With a foreword by Harold Bloom

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Eugene O´Neill

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The Unknown O`Neill

Unpublished or Unfamiliar Writings of Eugene O`Neill

Edited by Travis Bogard; Eugene O´Neill

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Selected Letters of Eugene O`Neill

Edited by Travis Bogard; Jackson Bryer and Eugene O´Neill

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