By CHARLES A. CARPENTER
April 21, 2015

A Selective, Classified International Bibliography of Publications
About the Drama of Eugene O’Neil
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Charles A. Carpenter, Professor Emeritus of English at Binghamton University, has specialized in modern dramatic literature for forty years. He is best known for his massive two-volume work, Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism, 1966-1990: An International Bibliography.

Introduction (Please read to use the bibliography effectively)

Essential Volumes of Writings by O’Neill

Analyzed Collections of Essays About O’Neill

Reference and Bibliography

Comprehensive, General, and Introductory Studies

Selected Biographical Studies

Selected Theatre and Film Studies

Phases of O’Neill’s Career

Early Plays
Middle Plays
Late Plays

Aspects of O’Neill’s Dramaturgy

Naturalism and Social Criticism
Expressionism and Religious Allegory
Tragedy and Melodrama
Modernized Myth and Ritual
Psychological and Autobiographical Drama
Character and Characterization
Language and Dialogue
Structural and Formal Qualities
Recurring Themes and Ideas

Cultural Influences and Associations

Ireland and the Irish
Racial Realities and Representations
Oriental Influences and Ideas
The Influence of Nietzsche
The Influence of Freud and Jung

O’Neill and Other Dramatists

Greek Dramatists
Shakespeare
Ibsen
Strindberg
Other Playwrights

Commentaries on Individual Plays

Abortion
Ah, Wilderness!
All God’s Chillun Got Wings
The Ancient Mariner

Anna Christie

Before Breakfast

Beyond the Horizon
“Blind Alley Guy”

Bound East for Cardiff
Bread and Butter
The Calms of Capricorn
Chris Christopherson
Days Without End
Desire Under the Elms
Diff’rent
The Dreamy Kid
Dynamo
The Emperor Jones
Exorcism
The First Man
Fog
The Fountain
Gold
The Great God Brown

“The Hair of the Dog”

The Hairy Ape
Hughie
The Iceman Cometh
Ile
In the Zone

“The Last Conquest”

Lazarus Laughed

“The Life of Bessie Bowen”

Long Day’s Journey Into Night
The Long Voyage Home
Marco Millions
A Moon for the Misbegotten
The Moon of the Caribbees
More Stately Mansions
Mourning Becomes Electra
The Movie Man
Now I Ask You
The Personal Equation
Recklessness
The Rope
S. S. Glencairn
Servitude
Shell Shock
The Sniper
Strange Interlude
The Straw

“A Tale of Possessors Self-Dispossessed”

Thirst
A Touch of the Poet

“The Visit of Malatesta”

Warnings
The Web
Welded
Where the Cross Is Made
A Wife for a Life

Appendix: Earliest Secondary Works Through 1938


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