A production of Eugene O'Neill's Long day's journey into night

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Blair Edward Beasley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Kathryn England

Abstract: The thesis is divided into three chapters. Chapter One deals with an analysis of Long Day's Journey Into Night in the light of historical and stylistic considerations, an analysis of the characters according to their functions in the play and in relation to their real-life counterparts, an analysis of the function and mood of the setting, a justification of this director's choice of the script, and his interpretation of it. Chapter Two contains the prompt book for the production, performed January 6, 7, 8, and 9. 1972, in Taylor Theatre at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Notations included are: (l) movement, composition, and picturization, (2) details of characterization, (3) stage business, (4) rhythm and tempo, (5) sound cues, (6) lighting cues, and (7) curtain cues. Four production photographs and four diagrams showing movement patterns are Included. Chapter Three contains the director's introspective criticism of the production through the discussions of four areas; they are: (l) achievement of the interpretation for the production, (2) actor-director relationships, (3) audience reaction, and (*+) personal observations.

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Language: English
Date: 1972
O'Neill, Eugene, $d 1888-1953. $t Long day's journey into night
Theaters $x Stage-setting and scenery
Theater $x Production and direction

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