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Editor: Frederick Wilkins
Suffolk University, Boston

Vol. IV, No. 3
Winter, 1980



CHARLES A. CARPENTER (Pp. 16-17), Professor of English at SUNY-Binghamton and author of a book on Shaw and articles on Pinter, compiles the annual bibliographies for Modern Drama and is at work on an International Bibliography of Modern Drama Studies, 1966-1980, to be published c. 1983. The O'Neill bibliographies in this issue and in the January 1979 issue (pp. 29-31) will be included in that volume. We are grateful for the advance peek.

BILL COSTLEY (P. 14), poet and journalist whose search for O'Neillian echoes in Bermuda ("Spithead Revisited," January 1980, pp. 5-6) received considerable praise, is a native of Lynn, Massachusetts and a contributor to numerous poetry journals across the country. Most recently, his poetry appeared in "Lynn Voices"--a collaborative collection of poems and pictures about his native city--in Radical America magazine.

WINIFRED FRAZER (pp. 5-9), Professor of English at the University of Florida and Vice President of the Eugene O'Neill Society, has published numerous articles on O'Neill in this and many other journals and is the author of Love As Death in "The Iceman Cometh": A Modern Treatment of an Ancient Theme (1967). Because of the illness of President Horst Frenz, Professor Frazer is currently Acting President of the Eugene O'Neill Society.

LEROY ROBINSON (PP. 12-13), Foreign Instructor of Basic English Conversation at Nagasaki University in Japan, has written extensively on the works of John Howard Lawson. In a number of issues of Keiei to Keizai ("Management and Economy," a journal published by the Economics Department of Nagasaki University), he has summarized, for the availability of scholars, the contents of Lawson's unpublished plays. Mr. Robinson is a regular contributor to the Newsletter.

R. VISWANATHAN (pp. 3-5), Lecturer in English at the University Centre, Tellicherry (India), visited the U. S. on a Fulbright scholarship in 1972, received an M.A. (1973) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a 1979 Ph.D. from Calicut University, with a dissertation on "O'Neill and the Sea," from a portion of which the essay in this issue was adapted.

PAUL D. VOELKER (PP. 9-12), Associate Professor of Drama at the University of Wisconsin Center in Marshfield, served as literary consultant to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater Company's 1977-78 productions of Ah, Wilderness! and Long Day's Journey and is a regular contributor to the Newsletter's pages.

FREDERICK C. WILKINS (pp. 25-27), chairs the Department of English at Suffolk University in Boston, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Eugene O'Neill Society, contributed an essay ("The Pressure of Puritanism in O'Neill's New England Plays," pp. 237-244) to Eugene O'Neill: A World View, ed. Virginia Floyd (New York: Ungar, 1979), and is editor of The Eugene O'Neill Newsletter and an interminable contributor to its pages.



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