E. Teresa Choate is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair at the Department of Theatre in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She teaches theater history and dramatic literature, performance theory, dramaturgy, and script analysis, as well as period styles of acting. She is also a director who has mounted over seventy productions to date. She holds an alphabet soup's worth of degrees in theater: PhD (UCLA), MFA in directing (Catholic University of America), MA (Denver University). She is currently the President of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Honor Theatre Society for colleges and universities.
Albee In An Hourby E. Teresa Choate
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After twenty-one-year-old Edward Albee flunked out of college, he came home drunk and packed his bags, intending to leave home forever. He never spoke to his father again; and he would be estranged from his mother for seventeen years. He headed for New York City's Greenwich Village where he began to synthesize the experiences of his childhood and more into drafts of plays that would become The American Dream,Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, Three Tall Women, and others. Setting the playwright in context to his personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Edward Albee and the plays he wrote. Read Albee in an Hour and experience his plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play!
The book features:
• Albee in an Hour, the primary essay in the book
• Albe E In a Minute, a snapshot chronology
• A complete listing of Albee's work
• A list of Albee's contemporaries in all fields
• Excerpt suggestions from Albee's significant works
• An extensive bibliography grouped according to type of reader
• An index of the main essay.
Playwrights in an Hour is a series devoted to the most produced and studied playwrights in the English language, from the Greek Masters to comtemporary writers and written by leading authorities in the field. Each short book places the playwright and his or her work in historical, social, and literary context.
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