A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

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by Edward Albee
     
 

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One of Edward Albee's most celebrated works, A Delicate Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the first of three he has received for his work.

The play revolves around wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias, who have their complacency shattered when their longtime friends Harry and Edna appear at their doorstep

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One of Edward Albee's most celebrated works, A Delicate Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the first of three he has received for his work.

The play revolves around wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias, who have their complacency shattered when their longtime friends Harry and Edna appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless "fear" has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting the "delicate balance" of Agnes and Tobias's household.

In recent years, A Delicate Balance has enjoyed many and new stunning revivals, running now, including a Broadway production in 1996, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival, and another at the Alameida Theatre in London in 2011.

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"A deliciously astringent attack on safety and self-satisfaction." —Variety

"[Albee] is rightly recognized as one of the key figures in twentieth century American drama, a peer of Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Sam Shepard, and a dramatist of exemplary courage, ambition, and resilience." —New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468307511
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
384,129
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"A deliciously astringent attack on safety and self-satisfaction." —Variety

"[Albee] is rightly recognized as one of the key figures in twentieth century American drama, a peer of Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Sam Shepard, and a dramatist of exemplary courage, ambition, and resilience." —New York Review of Books

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