The Iceman Cometh

Cast: 3f 16m

Staging: Multipurpose set

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Paperback, 176 pages ISBN: 9781854591432Publication Date:
8 Mar 1994
Size: 196mm x 13mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
New York, 1946

The Iceman Cometh

By Eugene O'Neill

Paperback £10.99£8.79

An ominous play set in a cruel world of dark realism, an acknowledged masterpiece from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Harry Hope's Saloon is a waterfront bar full of life's failures. They exist barely, living on the knowledge that love is a chimera and despair is perpetual; that the desires they cultivate of an impossible future are only ever pipe dreams, because the only thing to look forward to is death. And then one day Hickey walks in with his own personal brand of hope, and his urge to make them face the truth.

Written in 1939, Eugene O'Neill's play The Iceman Cometh was first staged at the Martin Beck Theater, New York, in October 1946. It had its UK premiere at the Arts Theatre, London, in January 1958.

'A dramatised neurosis, with no holds barred, written in a vein of unsparing implacable honesty' Kenneth Tynan

'O'Neill, the great patriach of Broadway and the playwright who laid out the map on which all contemporary American drama is still written – Iceman is the first truly great epic of the modern American theatre, and its legacy is the intimate stripping of the soul which we now take for granted in drama worldwide' Sheridan Morley

This edition of The Iceman Cometh includes a full introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

Cast: 3f 16m

Staging:Multipurpose set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 176 pages ISBN: 9781854591432Publication Date:
8 Mar 1994
Size: 196mm x 13mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Eugene O'Neill:

The Hairy Ape
Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown
Long Day's Journey into Night
Ah! Wilderness
Desire Under the Elms
Anna Christie
Anna Christie & The Emperor Jones: two plays
Strange Interlude
All God's Chillun Got Wings
A Touch of the Poet
The Emperor Jones
The Hairy Ape & All God's Chillun Got Wings
The Great God Brown
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Mourning Becomes Electra

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