These two plays are his two most auto-biographical plays, Long Day's Journey dramatizing his family, and Ah, Wilderness! paralleling it. Born in a Broadway hotel room on October 16th, 1888, Eugene O'Neill was the second child of James and Ella O'Neill. Both Irish immigrants and devout Catholics, James was an actor most famous for his portrayal of Edmond Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo, a production that ran over 6,000 performances. He later complained that "this long enslavement to one role had kept him from binding his name to Hamlet in the memory of mankind" (Durant, 49).
His senior year at Choate, Edward's Albee first published play appeared in the school literary magazine. After graduating from Choate, Albee enrolled at Trinity College, a small liberal arts school in Hartford, Connecticut. While there Edward got on his mother nerves by associating with artists whom she found unacceptable. During his days at Trinity College, Albee gained lots of theatre experience although it was as an actor, rather than a writer. During his sophomore year, in 1947, nineteen-year-old Albee was dismissed from yet another school.
O’Neill’s mother also suffered with an addiction to morphine after childbirth and the hardship of losing her son, O’Neil’s younger brother Edmund died very young after contracting measles from his older brother Jamie. In this play Eugene switches names with Edmund. It is thought that Euguene O’Neill
He only had memories of her vomiting and being carried away by "sinister men dressed in black", as he put it (American Writers III). There has been some speculation as to how this affected Poe. According to Marie Bonaparte, a student of Sigmund Freud, his mother's death caused many mental disorders. Many agree that it warped him until the day he died. After his mother's death, Poe was taken into the home of his godfather, John Allen, and his wife.
Eugene had one older brother James. During Eugene’s early years, the family toured around the country with James Sr.’s acting company and spent each summer vacationing in New London. Eugene grew to hate theater life with its constant moves and unreliable income. He attended Catholic schools growing up, and he went to Princeton in 1906. Eugene spent his first year loafing and neglecting his studies, and he was dismissed for “poor scholastic standing” (Sheaffer 125).
Her first child was born prematurely and survived for only eleven days; her second child died of malaria; the next child succumbed to dysentery after sustaining life for about a year; and her sister Fanny committed suicide. 4. Mary Shelley was denounced by her beloved father; who thought that she “had been guilty of a crime.” Shelley, who was seventeen at the time, was not yet a wife and no longer a mother. She felt insecure and was dependent on her future husband Per Shelley for emotional support and familial commitment. 5.
This is the environment in which this play is set. Mary, the mother of Edmund is addicted to morphine. The condition started when the doctor prescribed the medicine to her after giving birth to Edmund. The characters in this play have unbearable behaviors which the father has to put up with. Indeed, the scenario was not the same when the family was young and new.
His mother then married a bricklayer, Jonson then drop out of school to work for his stepfather trade. Ben Jonson really did not like the trade his stepfather did so he went off to the army. He was to poor to go to college so he fought in the was for the Dutch freedom from Spain. (434) Jonson married Annie Lewis on November 14, 1594, but there is not a lot know of their marriage. He later had a child who died in 1635 he called him his best piece of work created and he died at the age of seven do to plague diseased.
During this time in grammar school, he also wrote his first play titled “Fatherless”, which was a very long and serious play, but he destroyed it when he got older (Contemperary Authors). One of the first major incidents in young Chekhov’s life was in 1875, when his father’s business failed and his father was threatened to be jailed because of his unsettled debt. So his father and his two older brothers went to Moscow to find work while he stayed with his younger siblings and his mother at their home. It so happens that a local family friend, a beaurocrat, turned out to not be such a friend, and took their house from the Chekhovs. To Anton Chekhov, that was a theme that c... ... middle of paper ... ...n legends, so she just goes back to the house.
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27, 1858. Theodore or “Teedie” as he liked to be called was born in New York city to his parents, Theodore “Thee” Roosevelt Sr. and Martha “Mittie Bulloch. His parents both coming from different heritages, his father of Dutch heritage, and his mother, a Southern Belle, we’re owners of a successful plate-glass import business. When Theodore Roosevelt was a young boy, he wasn’t fond of the nickname Teddy, so his family members and close friends called him “Teedie.” As a young boy, Teedie spent a lot of time inside, due to his many illnesses and asthma. He was homeschooled until his parents gave him the opportunity to “nurse his passion for animal life.” Soon, when he became a teenager, his interest began to change.