Eugene O’Neill’s One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives
Although Eugene O'Neill's work has generated much scholarship, his one-act plays have not received the critical attention they deserve. Given that O'Neill began his career writing such plays, including his justly famous "Sea Plays," associated with the Provincetown Players, it is surprising that his one-acts have been largely neglected. This collection aims to fill the gap by examining these texts, during what can be considered O'Neill's formative writing years, and the foundational period of American drama. A wide-ranging investigation into O'Neill's one-acts, the contributors shed light on a less-explored part of his career and assist scholars in understanding O'Neill's entire oeuvre.
Bennett, M.Y. & Carson, B.D. (Eds.) (2012). Eugene O’Neill’s One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.