Collected Plays of Edward Albee: 1958-65

Overview

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and recipient of three Tony Awards, Edward Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1980, and in 1996 he received both the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. Ben Brantley of The New York Times has described him as “one of the few genuinely great living American writers.” Now, The Overlook Press is proud to announce publication of the first volume of a three-volume collection of all of this master's plays, some of...
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Overview

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and recipient of three Tony Awards, Edward Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1980, and in 1996 he received both the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. Ben Brantley of The New York Times has described him as “one of the few genuinely great living American writers.” Now, The Overlook Press is proud to announce publication of the first volume of a three-volume collection of all of this master's plays, some of which have been out of print for years.

Volume I contains the eight plays written by Albee during his first decade as a playwright, from 1958 through 1965. These range from the four brilliant one-act plays with which he exploded on the New York theater scene in 1958-59 (The Zoo Story, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, and The American Dream) to his early masterpiece, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961-62). They also include two adaptations from notable American novels (The Ballad of the Sad Café and Malcolm) and Albee's mysteriously fascinating Tiny Alice. The volume includes a new introduction by Mr. Albee.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585675296
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/11/2004
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 436,303
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Albee, the American dramatist, was born in 1928. He has written and directed some of the best plays in contemporary American theatre and three of his plays: A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women have received Pulitzer Prizes. His most famous play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. His other plays include The Zoo Story, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, The American Dream, Tiny Alice, All Over, Listening, The Lady from Dubuque, The Man Who Had Three Arms, Finding the Sun, Fragments, Marriage Play and The Lorca Play.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
The Zoo Story 11
The Death of Bessie Smith 41
The Sandbox 83
The American Dream 95
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 149
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 313
Tiny Alice 419
Malcolm 549
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