The Iceman Cometh
Eugene O’Neill was the first American playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. He completed The Iceman Cometh in 1939, but he delayed production until after the war, when it enjoyed a long run of performances in 1946 after receiving mixed reviews. Three years after O'Neill's death, Jason... show more
Eugene O’Neill was the first American playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. He completed The Iceman Cometh in 1939, but he delayed production until after the war, when it enjoyed a long run of performances in 1946 after receiving mixed reviews. 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. In the half century since, The Iceman Cometh has gained enormously in stature, and many critics now recognize it as one of the greatest plays in American drama. The Iceman Cometh focuses on a group of alcoholics and misfits who endlessly discuss but never act on their dreams, and Hickey, the traveling salesman determined to strip them of their pipe dreams.
Publish date: August 28th 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
A nightmare of the wasted lives of alcoholics who fear life and love drink so much that they can't even leave their bar. Makes me glad I find the taste of alcohol unpleasant.The format and the progression of this play is generally similar to Long Day's Journey Into Night, although with about three t...
It's all in de game. (Cora, Act V)It's all in the game.All in the game, yo.
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Though much of it feels contrived now, I can't help but think that's only because of when I watched it and I refuse to fault a book or play for its context. Otherwise, it's pretty great. It's hard to see how it could ever become irrelevant.
This edition has a great Forward by [a:Harold Bloom|236|Harold Bloom|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1212940902p2/236.jpg]. Honestly, I'm not a big Harold Bloom fan, but I learned a great deal about The Iceman Cometh by reading his commentary. It's worth investing the ten or fifteen minutes i...