Editor: Frederick C. Wilkins

The Eugene O'Neill Newsletter was begot by Fred Wilkins in the winter of 1977, and flourished through the winter of 1988, at which time it morphed into The Eugene O'Neill Review.  It was created not as "a pudgy review or quarterly," but as a "newsletter" in which "far-flung articles" could be published, "forthcoming O誰eill productions and books" could be announced and reviewed, and "O誰eillians of academe [could] share news and insights with O誰eillians of the proscenium." eOneill.com is proud to present this valuable and historic publication in its entirety, complete with newly created "subject" and "author" indices.

Preview Issue, January, 1977
A welcome and a raison d'etre... The enduring O'Neill: Which plays will survive?...

Vol. I, No. 1, May, 1977
Frederic I. Carpenter on the early plays... Travis Bogard on Tao House... Virginia Floyd on an MLA Convention seminar... Robert K. Sarlos on reevaluating the O誰eill canon... Peter Egri on O誰eill in Hungary...

Vol. I, No. 2, September, 1977
Esther M. Jackson on O誰eill the Humanist... Paul D. Voelker on O誰eill and George Pierce Baker... Frank R. Cunningham on an MLA Convention seminar... Leonard Chabrowe on constrictions in O誰eill criticism... George H. Quinby on O誰eill in Iran... Mich饌l O hAodha on O誰eill and the stage Irishman...

Vol. I, No. 3, January, 1978
Focus on The Hairy Ape... Michael Hinden on O'Neill's treatment of Nietzschean myth... Virginia Floyd on the play's theme and its precursors... Ann D. Hughes on Biblical allusions in the play... Horst Frenz on the first three European productions... Activities at O'Neill homes, east and west... The resurrection of the Provincetown Playhouse... Paul Voelker on Moon for the Misbegotten in Minnesota... Winifred Frazer on Desire Under the Elms in Florida... The Emperor Jones in New York City... The Hairy Ape at Tao House... Ah, Wilderness! and Long Day's Journey in Milwaukee...

Vol. II, No. 1, May, 1978
James Robinson on Christianity in All God痴 Chillun... Kristin Morrison on the sea plays of O誰eill and Conrad... Virginia Floyd on an international symposium at MLA, 1977... Alice Kellman on the first productions of The Emperor Jones and The Hairy Ape...

Vol. II, No. 2, September, 1978
Focus on Hughie: Frederic I. Carpenter, 滴ughie: By Way of Obit... Focus on Hughie: Edward L. Shaughnessy, 轍uestion and Answer in Hughie... Louis Sheaffer on O誰eill and his editor... George H. Quinby on O誰eill the humanitarian... Eugene O誰eill: a previously unpublished letter... George Hamlin on Where The Cross Is Made... Peter Egri on O誰eill productions in Hungary...

Vol. II, No. 3, January, 1979
O'Neill Double-Bill at MLA '78... Provincetown Playhouse Redux--and Then Some!... Robert McIlvaine on Crane's influence on The Hairy Ape... Patrick Bowles on the Bible and Desire Under the Elms... Michael Hinden on one of O'Neill's favorite poets... Frank Cunningham on a 1977 MLA Session on O'Neill... Walter Fairservis on adapting and directing Marco Millions... An O'Neill bibliography by Charles A. Carpenter...

Vol. III, No. 1, May, 1979
Patrick Bowles on The Hairy Ape as Existential Allegory... Winifred Frazer on a lost poem by Eugene O'Neill... Frank Cunningham on O'Neill's The Ancient Mariner... Halina Filipowicz-Findlay on O'Neill's plays in Poland... The birth of the Eugene O'Neill Society...

Vol. III, No. 2, September, 1979
The Iceman Melteth (Edward L. Shaughnessy)... New London: A Mental Traveller's Notes (Marshall Brooks)... Eugene O'Neill優ramatic Innovator (Frederick C. Packard, Jr.)... John Howard Lawson on Eugene O'Neill, Man and Playwright... New Book on O'Neill: A Preview...

Vol. III, No. 3, January, 1980
Michael Hinden on Brutus Jones, Nietzsche and the US past... Bill Costley on (and at) Spithead... Focus on The Hairy Ape... Jack London and The Hairy Ape (Joseph Jurich)... The Hairy Ape Goes to Dartmouth (Frederick C. Wilkins)... Bob Smith Ain't So Dumb (Michael E. Rutenberg)... Designing The Hairy Ape (Bernard J. Vyzga)... O'Neill on Screen: New Yorker in Audience...

Vol. IV, Nos. 1-2, May-September, 1980
Michael Hinden on All God's Chillun Got Wings... Patrick J. Nolan on Jung and The Emperor Jones... Deborah Kellar on directing A Touch of the Poet... Paul D. Voelker on Eugene O'Neill: A World View... Marshall Brooks on Provincetown poet Harry Kemp...

Vol. IV, No. 3, Winter, 1980
R. Viswanathan on the ship scene in The Emperor Jones... Winifred Frazer on O'Neill as poet... Paul D. Voelker on Desire Under the Elms in Minneapolis... LeRoy Robinson on John Howard Lawson's Souls--precursor of Strange Interlude... Eric Linklater's parody of Strange Interlude, introduced by Bill Costley... An O'Neill bibliography by Charles A. Carpenter...

Vol. V, No. 1, Spring, 1981
Robert Butler on words in The Iceman Cometh and Hughie... Jay E. Raphael on directing Long Day's Journey Into Night... Marshall Brooks reviews Long Day's Journey in New York City... Frederick Wilkins on The Iceman Cometh in Providence... Deborah Kellar Pattin on Ah, Wilderness! in Seattle...

Vol. V, No. 2, Summer-Fall, 1981
"Good Morning, Eugene," a poem by Norman Andrew Kirk... Patrick J. Nolan on Jungian elements in Desire Under the Elms... Susan Tuck on O'Neill's Dynamo and D. H. Lawrence... Focus on Welded in New York City... Review by Michael Hinden... Review by Marshall Brooks... Stephanie Greene discusses the play with an actress... More Stately Mansions in Madison: Two Reports... Esther M. Jackson on the concept and conclusions... Ronald R. Miller on the organization and staging...

Vol. V, No. 3, Winter, 1981
Joseph Petite on the paradox of power in More Stately Mansions... Peter Egri on European antecedents of The Iceman Cometh (Part One)... Susan Tuck on Faulkner's influence on Long Day's Journey into Night... Winifred Frazer on Virginia Floyd's new book, Eugene O'Neill at Work... Marshall Brooks on Anna Christie in Worcester, MA... Deborah Kellar Pattin on A Touch of the Poet in Seattle, WA...

Vol. VI, No. 1, Spring, 1982
David Wheeler's play, "Here Before You...Eugene O'Neill"... Peter Egri on European antecedents of The Iceman Cometh (Part Two)... Michael Manheim on sons and mothers in The Sea Gull and Long Day's Journey... Susan Tuck on O'Neill and Frank Wedekind (Part One)... Critical reactions to Jack Nicholson's screen performance as O'Neill... Frederick Wilkins on Normand Berlin's book on tragedy... Frederick Wilkins on a study of the "communication pathos" in O'Neill... Marshall Brooks on Long Day's Journey Into Night in Boston... Thomas Connolly on Moon for the Misbegotten in Salem... Eugene Hanson on three O'Neill performances in Southern California... Vera Jiji on a Hughie-Caribbees double bill in New York City...

Vol. VI, No. 2, Summer-Fall, 1982
O'Neill's women: a special section... Doris Nelson on O'Neill's female characters... Trudy Drucker on sexuality as destiny in O'Neill's treatment of women... Bette Mandl on the women in (and around) The Iceman Cometh... William Young on mother and daughter in Mourning Becomes Electra... Susan Tuck on Nina Leeds and Wedekind's Lulu... Linda Ben-Zvi on Susan Glaspell and Eugene O'Neill... Peter Egri on European antecedents of The Iceman Cometh (Conclusion)... Frederick Wilkins reviews new books by and about O'Neill (Part One)... Paul Voelker on the American premiere (?) of Servitude... Frederick Wilkins on The Hairy Ape in Greenwich Village... Mourning Becomes Electra in San Francisco: a pictorial record...

Vol. VI, No. 3, Winter, 1982
Romulus Linney on the fascination of O'Neill... Albert Wertheim on split characters in Days Without End et al... Robert K. Sarls on the first production of The Rope... Robert Perrin on language in Where the Cross Is Made... Stephen M. Watt on Tennyson and The Emperor Jones... Gerald Lee Ratliff on Fog as a theological miscellany... Esther Tim疵 on possible sources of Recklessness and In the Zone... Frederick Wilkins on "Three Lost Plays" in New York City... Frederick Wilkins on Strindberg and O'Neill: A Shared Legacy... Gerald M. Berkowitz on a Long Day's Journey, abridged, in Scotland... Eugene K. Hanson on Long Day's Journey in Hollywood... Doris Hart on three Long Day's Journeys in NYC (dissertation abstract)... The Eugene O'Neill Society Section: MLA '82 and '83... Frederick Wilkins reviews new books by and about O'Neill (Part Two)...

Vol. VII, No. 1, Spring, 1983
Linda Ben-Zvi on filmed (and unfilmed) screenplays of works by O'Neill... William L. Sipple on the films of Long Voyage Home and Long Day's Journey... Alvin J. Gordon on meeting O'Neill at Tao House... Susan Tuck on Desire Under the Elms in Indianapolis... Marshall Brooks on A Touch of the Poet in Thoreau's Concord... Thomas F. Connolly on Hughie at the American Repertory Theatre... Thomas F. Connolly on a Boston Moon for the Misbegotten... Frederick C. Wilkins on A Touch of the Poet at the Yale Rep...

Vol. VII, No. 2, Summer-Fall, 1983
Brenda Murphy on realistic structure in The Iceman Cometh... Peter Egri on the dramatic parentage of The Calms of Capricorn... Lawson & Cole Revisited: a 1954 "progressive" debate about O'Neill... Susan Tuck on a Chicago Moon for the Misbegotten... Frederick Wilkins on a Harvard-Radcliffe Mourning Becomes Electra... Frederick Wilkins on Normand Berlin's Eugene O'Neill... Gerald Dorset and the editor on John Orlandello's O'Neill on Film... Frederick Wilkins on Alan Cheuse's novel, The Bohemians... Abstracts of articles on O'Neill published elsewhere... The Eugene O'Neill Society Section: MLA '83...

Vol. VII, No. 3, Winter, 1983
"Tomorrow," O'Neill's only published short story... Louis Sheaffer on errors in the biographical record (Part One)... Gerald M. Berkowitz on Moon for the Misbegotten in London... Joedy Lister on Long Day's Journey in North Carolina...

Vol. VIII, No. 1, Spring, 1984
Dana S. McDermott on O'Neill and Robert Edmond Jones... Paul D. Voelker on an agenda for O'Neill studies... Louis Sheaffer on errors in the biographical record (Part Two)... Steven F. Bloom on imbibition in the late plays... Bert Cardullo on the man upstairs in A Touch of the Poet... Michael Manheim on Long Day's Journey in Chicago... Albert Kalson on Strange Interlude & Long Day's Journey in London... Frederick Wilkins on Moon for the Misbegotten at Harvard... Frederick Wilkins on Desire Under the Elms in New York City... Marshall Brooks on The Great God Brown at Brandeis...

Vol. VIII, No. 2, Summer-Fall, 1984
Paul D. Voelker on politics in the plays of O'Neill's apprenticeship... Peter Egri on non-dramatic forms in O'Neill's works, early and late... Michael E. Rutenberg on Catholic emphases in The Great God Brown... Two early pen-portraits of Eugene O'Neill, Broadwayite... Marshall Brooks' tour for walkers through O'Neill's Boston... A bibliography of publications by and about O'Neill, 1980-1983... Reviews and abstracts of books and articles... The Eugene O'Neill Society Section: MLA '84... Long Day's Journey in Seattle (Eugene K. Hanson)... Long Day's Journey in Wareham, MA (Thomas F. Connolly)... Hughie in Provincetown (Frederick C. Wilkins)... Anna Christie in New Bedford (Frederick C. Wilkins)...

Vol. VIII, No. 3, Winter, 1984
Shelly Regenbaum on Old Testament themes in Beyond the Horizon... Marcelline Krafchick on the place of Hughie among the late plays... Travis Bogard on the original music for "My Yosephine" in Anna Christie... Robert Perrin on bringing O'Neill's works to life in the drama classroom... Winifred Frazer on O'Neill's homes (with photographs of Casa Genotta)... Frederic I. Carpenter on Strange Interlude and the critics... Albert E. Kalson on the same: a reply to Professor Carpenter... Frederick C. Wilkins on Hughie: a 1984 Provincetown program note... The First Man in New York City (Gary Vena)... Andi (Anna Christie) in Beijing, China (Haiping Liu)... Desire Under the Elms in Amherst, MA (Frederick C. Wilkins)... Kejsar Jones (opera) in Stockholm, Sweden (Tom J.A. Olsson)... The Long Voyage Home in Cambridge, MA (Thomas F. Connolly)... Book reviews: reference volumes, new and old (Frederick C. Wilkins)... Paul D. Voelker on O'Neill and American drama at the '84 ATA convention...

Vol. IX, No. 1, Spring, 1985
Focus on dependency... Steven F. Bloom on potation in The Iceman Cometh... Gloria Dibble Pond on the family disease in Long Day's Journey Into Night... Robert Einenkel on the Mary-Edmund struggle in Long Day's Journey Into Night... Stephen A. Black on Ella O'Neill's (and Mary Tyrone's) drug addiction... Louis Sheaffer on anecdotal inaccuracies about O'Neill's drinking, etc.... George C. White on directing Anna Christie in Beijing... James P. Pettegrove on O'Neill's German reception (and a book on the subject)... Frederick C. Wilkins on four recent books all or in part about O'Neill... Strange Interlude on Broadway (Frederick C. Wilkins)... Long Day's Journey and Ah, Wilderness! in San Diego (Eugene K. Hanson)...

Vol. IX, No. 2, Summer-Fall, 1985
Donald Gallup on the Eugene O'Neill collection at Yale... Travis Bogard on O'Neill in the West (and vice versa)... Michael Manheim on O'Neill as America's national playwright... Thomas P. Adler on closure and enclosure in More Stately Mansions... Jean Anne Waterstradt on Ephraim Cabot's stature in Desire Under the Elms... Bert Cardullo on parallels in Long Day's Journey and She Stoops to Conquer... Norma Jenckes on the use of Irish-Yankee stereotypes in A Touch of the Poet...

Vol. IX, No. 3, Winter, 1985
Focus on The Iceman Cometh... William Hawley on critics' reactions in 1946, 1956 and 1973... Gary Vena on textual tamperings in the 1946 production... Sheila Hickey Garvey on pre-Broadway thoughts in Washington, 1985... Frederick C. Wilkins on the 1985 Broadway production... Jordan Y. Miller on Judith Barlow's book about the creation of the later plays... Joan McQueen on Seth as O'Neill in Mourning Becomes Electra... Strange Interlude in Athens (Eugene K. Hanson)... Ah, Wilderness! in Honolulu (Eugene K. Hanson)... Long Day's Journey Into Night in Santa Maria, CA (Luther Hanson)...

Vol. X, No. 1, Spring, 1986
Michael Mikoś and David Mulroy on a Polish source for Desire Under the Elms... Marcelline Krafchick on analogies between Hughie and Albee's Zoo Story... Peter Egri on epic-dramatic fusion in Hemingway, Strindberg and O'Neill... Linda Ben-Zvi on the "imagery of gender" in O'Neill and Susan Glaspell... James Fisher on Edward Gordon Craig on Eugene O'Neill... Reports and reviews of O'Neill plays in performance... Jarka Burian on The Great God Brown in Albany... James Fisher on Mourning Becomes Electra in Indianapolis... Thomas F. Connolly on three O'Neill one-acts in Boston... The Eugene O'Neill Society Section (MLA '85 and a note from the prexy)... A letter from Michael Manheim... Reprints and abstracts of chapters and articles published elsewhere... Book reviews (by Frederick C. Wilkins and Jordan Y. Miller)...

Vol. X, No. 2, Summer-Fall, 1986
Focus on "Eugene O'Neill--The Later Years"... Recorders' reports (Part One) of sessions at the Boston conference... Photos of conference activities and participants... Report of centennial planning at the March 29 preconference... Preston Fambrough on the tragic cosmology of Desire Under the Elms... Martha Bower on the Cycle women and Carlotta Monterey O'Neill... Reviews of O'Neill plays in performance... Steven F. Bloom on Long Day's Journey in New York City... Winifred L. Frazer on A Moon for the Misbegotten in Palatka, Florida... Eugene K. Hanson on A Moon for the Misbegotten in Garden Grove, California... Ward B. Lewis on Ah, Wilderness! in Madison, Georgia...

Vol. X, No. 3, Winter, 1986
Ronald H. Wainscott on Philip Moeller's direction of Dynamo, 1929... Sheila Hickey Garvey interviews Broadway's 1986 Edmund Tyrone... Trudy Drucker on Long Day's Journey and the recent Broadway revival... Recorders' reports (Part Two) of sessions at the 1986 Boston conference... Frederick C. Wilkins on recent books by Dorothy Commins and Peter Egri...

Vol. XI, No. 1, Spring, 1987
Israel Horovitz on the legacy of O'Neill... Albert Bermel on dreamers (pipe- and other) in A Touch o the Poet... James C. McKelly on the triumph of language in Hughie... Focus on Barbara Gelb's My Gene... Gary Vena assesses the play and production... Sheila Hickey Garvey interviews the playwright... Louis Sheaffer reveals the provenance of the protagonist's surname... James P. Pettegrove records a 1970 interview with Karl Ragnar Gierow... Jeffrey E. Sands interviews Mary Arbenz, Electra's first Hazel... Reports of pre-centennial conferences at Tao House and Monte Cristo Cottage...

Vol. XI, No. 2, Summer-Fall, 1987
R. Viswanathan on Kipling's Juggle Books and the early O'Neill... Donald P. Duclos on The Emperor Jones and Faulkner's Light in August... Paul D. Voelker on O'Neill's "first families" (through The Personal Equation)... Bette Mandl on landscape and gender in Desire Under the Elms... Marc Maufort on families in Melville's Pierre and Mourning Becomes Electra... Stephen A. Black on the war among the Tyrones... Marc Maufort on Long Day's Journey Into Night in Bruges, Belgium... Albert E. Kalson on a German Ape in London & an elmless Desire in Greenwich... Countdown to Centennial, II: imminent celebrations, theatrical and other...

Vol. XI, No. 3, Winter, 1987
Lowell Swortzell on O'Neill and his puppet people... Terry Reed on Homeric echoes in Anna Christie... Paul Voelker on a nearly O'Neillless conference in Provincetown... Four O'Neill letters, annotated by Richard Eaton and Madeline Smith... David Berry on the influence of O'Neill (Iceman) on Albee (Virginia Woolf)... Steven Bloom on Gilmore on drinking in O'Neill... Jordan Miller on the letters of O'Neill to George Jean Nathan... Yvonne Shafer on Mary Henderson's Theater in America... Frederick Wilkins on Wellwarth's Modern Drama and the Death of God... Eugene Hanson on A Moon for the Misbegotten in Sacramento... Ward Lewis on A Moon for the Misbegotten in Atlanta... Thomas Connolly on Ah, Wilderness! and Anna Christie in Massachusetts... Frederick Wilkins on Mourning Becomes Electra in Providence...

Vol. XII, No. 1, Spring, 1988
Travis Bogard on the teenage O'Neill as epistolary swain... Paul D. Voelker on life and art in O'Neill's first play... Gary Jay Williams on the 1916 debut in Provincetown... Marc Maufort on the craftsmanship in the Glencairn one-acts... Thomas P. Adler on Synge's Riders to the Sea and Anna Christie... Michael Hinden on history and myth in the plays of the 1920s... Susan Tuck on All God's Chillun and Faulkner's Light in August... Philip C. Kolin on echoes of Macbeth in All God's Chillun Got Wings... Lauren R. Porter on A Touch of the Poet in London... Linda Ben-Zvi on Long Day's Journey Into Night in Denver... Frederick C. Wilkins on Mourning Becomes Electra in North Carolina... Frederick C. Wilkins on Ah, Wilderness! and Long Day's Journey at Yale...

Vol. XII, No. 2, Summer-Fall, 1988
Barbara Gelb on the search for biographical data... Jordan Y. Miller on first-nighters' reactions, 1916-1936... Richard Hornby on O'Neill as metadramatist... Albert Bermel on shadows in the sun- and moonlit Ah, Wilderness!... Michael Manheim on the transcendence of melodrama in the late plays... Liu Haiping on Taoism in the plays written at Tao House... Virginia Floyd on O'Neill's "pen in trust to art"... Marilyn Jurich on a folk-tale analogue to The Hairy Ape... March Maufort on a conference in Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium... Michael and Martha Manheim on a symposium in Stockholm, Sweden... Gary Vena on a conference and festival in Nanjing and Shanghai, China... Frederick C. Wilkins on books by Vena and Bloom... Thomas F. Connolly on books by Adler, Burkman and Murphy... Stephen A. Black on a book by Cole... Frederick C. Wilkins on books by Hirsch, Smith-Eaton and Halfmann... Marshall Brooks on the reprinted poetry of Harry Kemp... William F. Condee on the London production of Touch of the Poet... Jarka Burian on Marco and Electra in Czechoslo... Jeffrey D. Mason on the Glencairn plays in San Francisco... Frederick C. Wilkins on a French Strange Interlude in Brussels... Frederick C. Wilkins on Hughie in Stockholm... Frederick C. Wilkins on Long Day's Journey in Stockholm...

Vol. XII, No. 3, Winter, 1988
Normand Berlin on comic tradition and The Iceman Cometh... Yvonne Shafer on parallels in Iceman and Ibsen's Wild Duck... James A. Robinson on Iceman's absent women and Mary Tyrone... Bette Mandl on the maternal portrait in Long Day's Journey... Jean Chothia on the linguistic polyphony of the four Tyrones... Steven F. Bloom on contrasts between Waiting for Godot and Hughie... Esther M. Jackson on dramatic form in The Calms of Capricorn... Richard F. Moorton on the family surname in Mourning Becomes Electra... Frederick C. Wilkins on O'Neill's Complete Plays and Selected Letters... Frederick C. Wilkins on three sea one-acts in Amherst, MA... Frederick C. Wilkins on Beyond the Horizon in the Berkshires... A. James Fisher on Long Day's Journey Into Night in Indianapolis... Stephen A. Black on The Iceman Cometh in Ashland, Oregon...

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