Conversations with Edward Albee

Conversations with Edward Albee

Author: Edward Albee

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 0878053425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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The influential American playwright discusses his work, the nature of art, the role of the unconscious, American culture, and the theater

Edward Albee

Edward Albee

Author: Phyllis T. Dircks

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

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This work covers the canon of playwright Edward Albee, perhaps best known as the author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Comprehensive entries detail the plays and major characters. Other features include biographical information and insights into Albee’s artistic beliefs, his understanding of the playwright’s responsibility, the importance of music in drama, and the technical craft of writing plays.

Edward Albee as Theatrical and Dramatic Innovator

Edward Albee as Theatrical and Dramatic Innovator

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004394711

Category: Drama

Page: 264

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Edward Albee as Theatrical and Dramatic Innovator explores this three-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright’s innovations as a dramatist and theatrical artist and his contributions to the evolution of modern American drama.

Sex, Gender, and Sexualities in Edward Albee's Plays

Sex, Gender, and Sexualities in Edward Albee's Plays

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004362710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Sex, Gender, and Sexualities in the Plays of Edward Albee contains a general introduction and eleven essays by American and European Albee scholars on Albee’s depictions of gender relations, sexual relations, monogamy, child-rearing, and homosexuality.

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Author: Michael Y. Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351599528

Category: Drama

Page: 56

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Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? shocked audiences and critics alike with its assault on decorum. At base though, the play is simply a love story: an examination of a long-wedded life, filled with the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and pain that accompany the passing of many years together. While the ethos of the play is tragicomic, it is the anachronistic, melodramatic secret object—the nonexistent "son"—that upends the audience’s sense of theatrical normalcy. The mean and vulgar bile spewed among the characters hides these elements, making it feel like something entirely "new." As Michael Y. Bennett reveals, the play is the same emperor, just wearing new clothes. In short, it is straight out of the grand tradition of living room drama: Ibsen, Chekhov, Glaspell, Hellmann, O’Neill, Wilder, Miller, Williams, and Albee.

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "American Dream"

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410339775

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

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A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "American Dream," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410346346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

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A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "Seascape"

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410357441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "Seascape," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice"

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410360656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 28

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A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Edward Albee: A Singular Journey

Edward Albee: A Singular Journey

Author: Mel Gussow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476711706

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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In 1960, Edward Albee electrified the theater world with the American premiere of The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with his extraordinary first Broadway play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed as the playwright of his generation, he went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes for his searing and innovative plays. Mel Gussow, author, critic, and cultural writer for The New York Times, has known Albee and followed his career since its inception, and in this fascinating biography he creates a compelling firsthand portrait of a complex genius. The book describes Albee's life as the adopted child of rich, unloving parents and covers the highs and lows of his career. A core myth of Albee's life, perpetuated by the playwright, is that The Zoo Story was his first play, written as a thirtieth birthday present to himself. As Gussow relates, Albee has been writing since adolescence, and through close analysis the author traces the genesis of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, and other plays. After his early triumphs, Albee endured years of critical neglect and public disfavor. Overcoming artistic and personal difficulties, he returned in 1994 with Three Tall Women. In this prizewinning play he came to terms with the towering figure of his mother, the woman who dominated so much of his early life. With frankness and critical acumen, and drawing on extensive conversations with the playwright, Gussow offers fresh insights into Albee's life. At the same time he provides vivid portraits of Albee's relationships with the people who have been closest to him, including William Flanagan (his first mentor), Thornton Wilder, Richard Barr, John Steinbeck, Alan Schneider, John Gielgud, and his leading ladies, Uta Hagen, Colleen Dewhurst, Irene Worth, Myra Carter, Elaine Stritch, Marian Seldes, and Maggie Smith. And then there are, most famously, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who starred in Mike Nichols's acclaimed film version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The book places Albee in context as a playwright who inspired writers as diverse as John Guare and Sam Shepard, and as a teacher and champion of human rights. Edward Albee: A Singular Journey is rich with colorful details about this uniquely American life. It also contains previously unpublished photographs and letters from and to Albee. It is the essential book about one of the major artists of the American theater.

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story"

A Study Guide for Edward Albee's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410353771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 17

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A Study Guide for Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.