Staging depth: Eugene O'Neill and the politics of psychological discourse
Until now, Eugene O'Neill's psychological dramas have been analyzed mainly by critics who relied on obvious parallels between O'Neill's life, his family, and his plays. In this theoretically expansive and interdisciplinary book, Joel Pfister reassesses what was at stake ideologically in O'Neill's staging and modernizing of 'psychological' individualism for his social class.
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The Profession of Depth
ONeill revising Mourning Becomes Electra
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