BOOK: Long Day's Journey Into Night: multimedia edition

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Long Day's Journey Into Night: Multimedia Edition

Long Day's Journey Into Night: Multimedia Edition

Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Literature.

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A Long Day's Journey into Night won the PROSE Award in its subject area because it presented an innovative and exciting approach to a classic American play and subsequently created a new standard of excellence for future electronic literary editions.”—Barbara Chen, Modern Language Association, and Literature judge for the 2017 PROSE Awards

The American classic—as you’ve never experienced it before. This multimedia edition, edited by William Davies King, offers an interactive guide to O’Neill’s masterpiece.

  • Hear rare archival recordings of Eugene O’Neill reading key scenes.
  • Discover O’Neill’s creative process through the tiny pencil notes in his original manuscripts and outlines.
  • Watch actors wrestle with the play in exclusive rehearsal footage.
  • Experience clips from a full production of the play.
  • Tour Monte Cristo Cottage, the site of the events in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Tao House, where the play was written.
  • Delve into O’Neill’s world through photographs, letters, and diary entries

“A digital bookshelf treasure trove, this wonderful new multimedia edition of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night is an indispensable resource for theatre artists, scholars, O’Neill enthusiasts, and anyone else curious about the origins and evolution of this quintessentially American masterwork. The edition’s user-friendly format couples close study of the full text of the play with easy access to rehearsal, performance and biographical videos; analytic and bibliographic materials; period photos; production notes; and audio-recordings of the playwright himself reading from the text. The result is an intimate and richly rewarding exploration of O’Neill’s greatest play.”—Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Goodman Theatre

“This extraordinary book gives us the complete version of O’Neill’s family masterpiece and much more. Every O’Neill enthusiast will want to own this multimedia edition of the play to experience the photographs, filmed rehearsals, notes, essays, references, definitions, letters, and recordings--including O’Neill’s voice reading from his work. An enduring fascination with our greatest playwright is well served by this magnificent compilation.”—Brian Dennehy

“The multimedia edition of Long Day’s Journey into Night is thrilling: one finds at ’s finger tips not just the script, but also vivid and voluminous dramaturgical support, complemented by video of rehearsal and performance and, wondrously, audio of Eugene O’Neill reading his own words. I will never think of this play in the same way again. How fitting that one of the greatest of all American plays should give rise to this brilliant and generous work, which sets an entirely new standard for publishing in drama.”—James Bundy, Dean and Artistic Director, Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre

“Brilliantly dissolving the divide between text and performance, William Davies King’s multimedia Long Day’s Journey Into Night bring together an array of video clips and photographs with expertly assembled background materials to make this edition of O’Neill’s masterpiece the perfect one for our digital age.”—Jackson R. Bryer, co-editor, The Selected Letters of Eugene O’Neill

“Thanks to the expert navigation of Williams Davies King, the greatest tragedy ever written by an American has at long last landed safe and sound in our digital world.”—Robert M. Dowling, author of Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts