Iceman Cometh Critical Edition

Iceman Cometh Critical Edition

Yale University Press

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A critical edition of O’Neill’s most complex and difficult play, designed for student readers and performers

This critical edition of Eugene O’Neill’s most complex and difficult play helps students and performers meet the work’s demanding cultural literacy. William Davies King provides an invaluable guide to the text, including an essay on historical and critical perspectives; extensive notes on the language used in the play, and its many musical and literary allusions; as well as numerous insightful illustrations. He also gives biographical details about the actual people the characters are based on, along with the performance history of the play, to help students and theatrical artists engage with this labyrinthine work.


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.


Pub Date: 2020
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00 x 7.75 inches

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