"Manheim (Univ. of Toledo) provides an excellent overview of O'Neill's plays and adds to the great volume of critical analysis of the playwright's work." Choice
This volume of specially commissioned essays contains studies of O'Neill's life, his intellectual and creative forbears, and his relation to the theatrical world of his creative period, 1916-1942. Also included are descriptions of the O'Neill canon and its production history on stage and screen, and a series of essays on "special topics" related to the playwright.One of the essays speaks for those who are critical of O'Neill's work, and the volume concludes with an essay on O'Neill criticism containing a select bibliography of full-length studies of the playwright's work.