Hello my Cobbler friends!
September 2nd marks the opening date for the “The Iceman Cometh” by playwright Eugene O’Neill. O’Neill won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936.
Let’s get to the goodies.
A pretty in-depth biography on O’Neill form eOneill.com: “Eugene Glastone O’Neill.”
A brief autobiography written by O’Neill: “Eugene O’Neill – Biographical.”
A feature by John Lahr on the London Review of Books’ site: “I want to howl.” If you read nothing else, read this one! This may be the best line I’ve ever read: “If you were throwing a pity party among American playwrights, the antisocial, alcoholic, self-dramatizing misery named Eugene Gladstone O’Neill would win the door prize.” It’s not possible to read that line and not fall in love.
Damon Linker also has a well-worded piece on O’Neill over on The Week’s site: “The Catholic Atheism of Eugene O’Neill’s ‘The Iceman Cometh’.”
I’ll let you leave, but only after you partake in ‘video time’. This is a video analysis on “The Iceman Cometh”by Jeff Carareso, MFA. It’s eight minutes long, over my three minute rule, but the animation will keep you entertained: “Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh: Summary and Analysis.”
Oh, the Wednesday has cometh, and will soon be gone. <-See what I did there?