These books and resources reflect my distillation from the numerous ones available. Most of the following books were used in doing research in writing this unit. They are good reference and classroom books for both the teacher and the students. Books especially relevant for students are marked with an asterisk (*).
Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night
. New Haven: Chelsea House Publishers. Excellent, diverse critical studies of
Long Day’s Journey into Night
, generally considered O’Neill’s masterpiece.
*Bogard, Travis and Jackson R. Bryer, eds.
Selected Letters of Eugene O’Neill
. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.
*Bruder, Melissa, Lee Michael Cohn, Madeleine Olnek, Nathaniel Pollack, Robert Previto, and Scott Zigler.
A Practical Handbook for the Actor
. New York: Vintage Books, 1986.
*Bryer, Jackson, ed.
The Letters of Eugene O’Neill to Kenneth MacGowan
. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.
*Cassidy, Pat and Marshall.
An Introduction to Theatre and Drama
. Colorado Springs: Meriwether Publishing Ltd., 1988. A one- or two-semester course with thirteen full-length plays including historical background.
*Gelb, Arthur and Barbara.
. New York: Harper and Row, 1987. The most comprehensive study on O’Neill with many good descriptions of his plays and life.
How to Read a Play
. New York: Grove Press, 1977. A good guide to the technical problems the director and the actors have in bringing the script into three-dimensional life.
Theatre Games: One Way into Drama
. NCTE, 1975. Descriptions and directions for playing theater games.
Howes, Alan B.
Teaching Literature to Adolescents
. Chicago: Scott Foresman and Co., 1968. Contains many stimulating guidelines for involving students with drama.
The Writing of Poetry, Fiction and Drama
. New York: Prentice Hall, 1988. A useful introduction to the writing of poetry, fiction and drama, which deals with the creative process and shows students the range of what is possible in each genre.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
. New Haven: Yale University Press 1956. This is the play book that I used for this unit.
Wolf, Mary Hunter and Victor B. Miller.
Theatre’s Different Demands
An Approach to the Classroom Teaching of Plays
. Stratford, Conn.: The Center for Theatre Techniques in Education, 1967. This book presents some useful techniques by which an actor and director get inside a play and make it come alive as theatre.