American drama ids - IDs PLAYWRIGHTS Eugene ONeill...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.

IDs PLAYWRIGHTS Eugene O’Neill- 1888-1957, used realism over melodrama, Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, Desire Under the Elms, Long Days Journey Into Night, Thornton Wilder- 1897-1975, Our Town Susan Glaspell- 1876-1948, actress novelist and journalist, Inheritors Arthur Miller- 1915-2005, Death of a Salesman, All my Sons, After the Fall Tennessee Williams- 1911-1983, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire PLAYS AND CHARACTERS Anna Christie- Eugene O’Neill 1921 Anna Christopherson, daughter abandoned by father, becomes whore Chris Christopherson. Father who abandoned his daughter for the sea, hates mat, feels guilty Mat Burke, Chris’ enemy, loves anna, works on steamships Marthy Owen, prostitute The Emporer Jones- Eugene O’neill 1920 Henry Smithers trader, white colonist, respects jones Brutus Jones, arrived on island as stowaway, becomes emperor in 2 years, believes he can only be killed with silver bullet Desire Under the Elms- Eugene O’neill 1924 Eben Cabot, youngest son, hates his father, bangs his step mother, she becomes pregnant Simeon Cabot, oldest son, wants to leave the farm more than anything Peter Cabot, second son, wants to leave farm as well

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture