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Editor: Frederick Wilkins
Suffolk University, Boston

Vol. IX, No. 1
Spring, 1985



STEPHEN A. BLACK is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. and an affiliate member of the faculty at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute. He has previously published on Thurber, Melville, Hawthorne and Whitman (his book on Whitman's creative processes was published by Princeton U.P. in 1975), and is at work on a book on O'Neill's
late plays.

STEVEN F. BLOOM is Assistant Professor of English at Emmanuel College in Boston. He was a co-director of the 1984 O'Neill conference in Boston and has spoken at O'Neill sessions at annual conventions of MLA and NEMLA. Professor Bloom's essay, "Empty Bottles, Empty Dreams: O'Neill's Use of Drinking and Alcoholism in Long Day's Journey Into Night," appears in the new volume, Critical Essays on Eugene O'Neill, edited by James J. Martine (G. K. Hall, 1984).

ROBERT EINENKEL teaches at Queens College, where his courses in O'Neill and the family theme in American drama inspired the essay in this issue. A professional actor and director in community, regional and off-Broadway theatre, he is also active in the retail wine business.

EUGENE K. HANSON is Professor of English at College of the Desert and a member of the Board of Directors of the Eugene O'Neill Society. He writes a weekly column on drama for The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA).

JAMES P. PETTEGROVE, who shares an alma mater with the editor (Bowdoin College), has written extensively about O'Neill and German-language productions of his plays. His "Eugene O'Neill as Thinker" appeared in Maske und Kothurn, 10 (1964), 617-624. A more recent article, "'Snuffed out by an Article': Anna Christie in Berlin" [Maske und Kothurn, 27 (1981), 335-345], was abstracted in the Winter 1982 issue of the Newsletter (pp. 33-34).

GLORIA DIBBLE POND is Professor of English at Mattatuck Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut--"a nifty old town," according to Sid Davis in Ah, Wilderness! She previously taught at New Haven University after studying at Bennington College and Wesleyan University.

LOUIS SHEAFFER is the author of the two-volume biography, O'Neill: Son and Playwright {1968), which won the George Freedley Award of the Theater Library Association as the best theater book of its year, and O'Neill: Son and Artist, winner of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for biography. He is presently at work on a study of publications about O'Neill.

GEORGE C. WHITE is President of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut and co-chair (with Barbara Gelb) of the Theater Committee for Eugene O'Neill, which is planning extensive celebrations of the O'Neill centenary in 1988.

FREDERICK C. WILKINS is Chairman and Professor of English at Suffolk University, Vice President of the Eugene O'Neill Society and editor of the Eugene O'Neill Newsletter. He organized the 1984 conference on "Eugene O'Neill--the Early Years" and, confident that lightning can strike twice, is planning a follow-up conference on the later years, which will be held at Suffolk University in late May or early June, 1986.



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