Discussions With Scholars

The Lost Plays

In fall of 2020, the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House produced videotaped adaptions of three of O’Neill’s earliest plays: The Web, Recklessness, and Abortion. Here are the recordings, and what scholars had to say:

 

The Plays

 

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, presents a videotaped script-in-hand performance of The Web by Eugene O’Neill. This production was recorded in the Old Barn at Tao House (Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site), in Danville, CA in August 2020.

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, presents a videotaped script-in-hand performance of Recklessness by Eugene O’Neill. This production was recorded in the Old Barn at Tao House (Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site), in Danville, CA in August 2020.

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, presents a videotaped script-in-hand performance of Abortion by Eugene O’Neill. This production was recorded in the Old Barn at Tao House (Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site), in Danville, CA in August 2020.

 

Commentary


Steven F. Bloom, Author, Student Companion to Eugene O’Neill, and Professor Emeritus, English, Lasell University, Newton, MA

Themes in O’Neill’s Lost Plays

 

 

 

Beth Wynstra, Assistant Professor of English at Babson College, MA

O’Neill’s three Lost Plays

 

 

David Palmer, retired Professor of Philosophy and Editor, Visions of Tragedy in Modern Drama (Bloomsbury 2018)

Nietzsche and Early O’Neill

 

 

 

Zander Brietzke, Author of Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O’Neill (forthcoming from Yale University Press in April 2021)

Commentary on “The Web”

 

 

 

 

Katie N. Johnson,  Vice President of the Eugene O’Neill Society, and Professor of English, Miami University of Ohio

Commentary on O’Neill’s “The Web”

 

 

 

Students from Miami University of Ohio have created incredible resource packets in support of our Lost Plays productions of The Web and Recklessness. Click here to learn more about the issues O’Neill was wrestling with in The Web, and gain insight into the process of the keeping theatre alive in these unusual times.

 

 

Click here to view the students from Miami University of Ohio’s dramaturgy on O’Neill’s Abortion.

 

 

 

 

Katie N. Johnson,  Vice President of the Eugene O’Neill Society, and Professor of English, Miami University of Ohio

Commentary on “Abortion”

 

 

Thierry Dubost is a professor at the University of Caen Normandie, France. He is the author of “Struggle, Defeat or Rebirth: Eugene O’Neill’s Vision of Humanity”, and “Eugene O’Neill and the Reinvention of Theatre Aesthetics.” On O’Neill’s “The Web”

 

Alex Pettit, Editor, Eugene O’Neill Review and Professor of English, University of North Texas

Discusses “Recklessness

 

 

Katie N. Johnson,  Vice President of the Eugene O’Neill Society, and Professor of English, Miami University of Ohio

Commentary on “Recklessness”

 

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