The Cambridge Companion to Edward Albee

The Cambridge Companion to Edward Albee

by Stephen Bottoms
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521542332

ISBN-13: 9780521542333

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Edward Albee, perhaps best known for his acclaimed and infamous 1960s drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is one of America's greatest living playwrights. Now in his seventies, he is still writing challenging, award-winning dramas. The essays in this collection provide a comprehensive, multi-faceted survey of Albee's career. Written in an engaging and accessible

Overview

Edward Albee, perhaps best known for his acclaimed and infamous 1960s drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is one of America's greatest living playwrights. Now in his seventies, he is still writing challenging, award-winning dramas. The essays in this collection provide a comprehensive, multi-faceted survey of Albee's career. Written in an engaging and accessible way, this book should appeal equally to students, scholars, and general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521542333
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Notes on the text; Chronology; 1. Introduction: the man who had three lives Stephen Bottoms; 2. Albee's early one-act plays: 'A new American playwright from whom much is to be expected' Philip C. Kolin; 3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: toward the marrow Matthew Roudané; 4. 'Withered age and stale custom': marriage, diminution, and sex in Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, and Finding the Sun John M. Clum; 5. Albee's 3 1/2: the Pulitzer plays Thomas P. Adler; 6. Albee's threnodies: Box-Mao-Box, All Over, The Lady from Dubuque, and Three Tall Women Brenda Murphy; 7. Minding the play: thought and feeling in Albee's 'hermetic' works Gerry McCarthy; 8. Albee's monster children: adaptations and confrontations Stephen Bottoms; 9. 'Better alert than numb': Albee since the eighties Christopher Bigsby; 10. Albee stages Marriage Play: cascading action, audience taste, and dramatic paradox Rakesh H. Solomon; 11. 'Playing the cloud circuit': Albee's vaudeville show Linda Ben-Zvi; 12. Albee's The Goat: rethinking tragedy for the 21st century J. Ellen Gainor; 13. 'Words; words … They're such a pleasure' (An Afterword) Ruby Cohn; 14. Borrowed time: an interview with Edward Albee Stephen Bottoms; Notes on further reading; Select bibliography; Index.

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