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Bread and Butter Play by Eugene O’Neill (Farsi)

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Playwrights Theatre of New York has made a significant historical statement with the premiere of “Bread and Butter,” the first full-length play that Eugene O’Neill wrote. The notable oddity, which was written in 1914 when the dramatist was only 26 years old, is a crudely structured and often unwieldy play.

  • Book Cover Type: Paperback
  • Language(s) : Persian (Farsi)
  • Persian Title: کتاب نان و آب اثر یوجین اونیل
  • ISBN : 9786009720781

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Bread and Butter

The author of “Bread and Butter” is Eugene O’Neill. Eugene Gladstone O’Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into the U.S. the drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The tragedy Long Day’s Journey into Night is often numbered on the short list of the finest U.S. plays in the 20th century, alongside Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. O’Neill’s plays were among the first to include speeches in American English vernacular and involve characters on the fringes of society. They struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations, but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair. Of his very few comedies, only one is well-known (Ah, Wilderness!). Nearly all of his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism. O’Neill’s first published play, Beyond the Horizon, opened on Broadway in 1920 to great acclaim, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His first major hit was The Emperor Jones, which ran on Broadway in 1920 and obliquely commented on the U.S. occupation of Haiti that was a topic of debate in that year’s presidential election. His best-known plays include Anna Christie (Pulitzer Prize 1922), Desire Under the Elms (1924), Strange Interlude (Pulitzer Prize 1928), Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), and his only well-known comedy, Ah, Wilderness!, a wistful re-imagining of his youth as he wished it had been. In 1936 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature after he had been nominated that year by Henrik Schück, member of the Swedish Academy. After a ten-year pause, O’Neill’s now-renowned play The Iceman Cometh was produced in 1946. The following year’s A Moon for the Misbegotten failed, and it was decades before coming to be considered as among his best works.

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Handling time7 Days
Book Cover TypePaperback
ISBN9786009720781
Suitable forAdults
Language(s)Persian (Farsi)
Weight100 Gram
AuthorEugene O'Neill
Persian Titleکتاب نان و آب اثر یوجین اونیل
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