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Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Zander Brietzke

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248470
eISBN:
9780300258301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248470.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Magnum Opus offers an original and provocative analysis of Eugene O'Neill's unfinished cycle play project. From 1935 to 1939, Eugene O'Neill worked on a series of plays that would trace the history ... More


Chanson de Geste and Reform

Richard W. Kaeuper

in Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses chanson de geste to demonstrate that the ambivalent role of chivalry in issue or order appears in entire works less than in passages selected from many works. It examines the ... More


Ugaritic Literary Composition

Dennis Pardee

in The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 1 attempted a rough sketch of the uses of writing at Ugarit and, particularly, of the types of texts that are attested in the alphabetic script and the Ugaritic language. It showed that of ... More


The Council at Serdica

Hamilton Hess

in The Early Development of Canon Law and the Council of Serdica

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198269755
eISBN:
9780191601163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269757.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The failure of the attempted settlement of the dispute over the teachings of Arius by the Council of Nicaea in 325 resulted in intense turmoil within the Church during the decades to follow, and this ... More


The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Karen Sullivan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since the first appearance of “romance” (roman) in mid-twelfth-century France, this genre of literature has been condemned by learned readers, who view it as failing to represent reality as it truly ... More


The Bicycle Paths (Not) Taken

Evan Friss

in The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210919
eISBN:
9780226211077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter charts the development of bicycle paths. Special attention is given to the Coney Island Cycle Path, an early example that set a model for others, and the California Cycle-Way, an ... More


Sources of change in the German syntax of negation

Agnes Jäger

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter explains the main negation markers in the history of German are the neg‐particles ni/ne (Neg°), ni(c)ht (SpecNegP), and n‐words. It also details the ratio of these and their ... More


Violent Swords and Utopian Plowshares

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

in Chrétien Continued: A Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557219
eISBN:
9780191720932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557219.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 examines the role of violence within the Arthurian ideal, made more acute as the heroes themselves are seen as aggressors against the innocent. Imbricated oppositions between courtly and ... More


Individual or population priorities for population health: involving the public

Richard F. Heller

in Evidence for Population Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198529743
eISBN:
9780191723919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529743.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the differences between individual and population health priorities. It describes the Population Health Evidence Cycle (Ask the question, Collect the evidence, and Understand ... More


Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators: A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

David Wilmsen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718123
eISBN:
9780191787485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718123.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

That some dialects of Arabic negate with a pre-posed mā alone, some with what is called ‘bipartite’ negation mā … š, and some with post-positive -š alone has invited comparisons with a similar ... More


Jeanne Duval

Mireille Rosello

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0028
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This particular attempt at imagining a site of memory made of words may appear irreverent at first, but it has been crafted as an homage to a formidable woman: Jeanne Duval. I have taken the liberty ... More


Eight Hundred Million Notes and but Two Plays Done

Zander Brietzke

in Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248470
eISBN:
9780300258301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248470.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Instead of trying to build the Cycle from its many fragments, Magnum Opus examines the center of the Cycle and evaluates not so much how O’Neill started with the project, but how he finished. Staged ... More


Løvborg’s Lost Manuscript

Zander Brietzke

in Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248470
eISBN:
9780300258301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248470.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter debunks myths about the alleged destruction of the Cycle. When, for example, Carlotta O’Neill dramatized the burning of her husband’s work in an interview with the New York Times in ... More


The Remainder in the Middle

Zander Brietzke

in Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248470
eISBN:
9780300258301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248470.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

O’Neill definitively completed A Touch of the Poet and composed a fourth and final draft for that expressed purpose in 1942. The status of More Stately Mansions is more problematic. Scholars have ... More


Sara Melody and the American Dream

Zander Brietzke

in Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248470
eISBN:
9780300258301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248470.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Sara Melody Harford emerges as the protagonist of A Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions when the two plays are considered in sequence as one event. Cornelius Melody may be the star of the ... More


Climbing the Harford Family Tree

Zander Brietzke

in Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248470
eISBN:
9780300258301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248470.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

O’Neill spent considerable time and effort to draft an elaborate Harford family tree in July 1937. This schematic revealed what he had done to that point, as well as the future direction of the Cycle ... More


Stripped Stark Naked

Zander Brietzke

in Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248470
eISBN:
9780300258301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248470.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

O’Neill invoked the phrase “stripped stark naked” to describe the desired effect in The Iceman Cometh, but he actually used that same phrase, and several other similar iterations, in the immediately ... More


Beyond the Threshold

Zander Brietzke

in Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248470
eISBN:
9780300258301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248470.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

O’Neill felt certain that the play as written, not as performed, was the thing and wrote for posterity and not for the ephemeral applause of a theatrical production. The extensive dialogue, elaborate ... More


The Glencairn Template

Zander Brietzke

in Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248470
eISBN:
9780300258301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248470.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

O’Neill’s wordiness invites a theatrical reinterpretation with bold gestures and design elements to replace inordinate amounts of text. The final chapter nods at O’Neill’s cycle of one-act sea plays ... More


Lancelot as Unrepentant Crusader in the Perlesvaus

Marisa Galvez

in The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance, and Materials, 1150 to 1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693217
eISBN:
9780226693491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693491.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The chapter analyzes Lancelot as an unrepentant crusader in the prose romance Perlesvaus: Lancelot is represented as a crusader who advances the New Law despite lacking access to the Grail as in the ... More


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