Overview

A wicked, concise, and provocative summation of the themes that have guided Edward Albee's legendary career, The Play About the Baby is a hilarious and intriguing exploration of the bonds between parents and children.
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Play About the Baby

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Overview

A wicked, concise, and provocative summation of the themes that have guided Edward Albee's legendary career, The Play About the Baby is a hilarious and intriguing exploration of the bonds between parents and children.
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Editorial Reviews

Variety
A frequently funny and ultimately devastating battle of wills, which is unquestionably the main event of the Off-Broadway season...Albee's play is revealed here to be among his very finest.
Associated Press
At times, BABY is giddily funny, reminiscent of burlesque in its high spirits and banter. Albee has fashioned an absurdist black comedy before ending with a disquieting chill.
NY Daily News
An enriching, provocative work.
NY Times
An invaluable self-portrait of sorts from one of the few genuinely great living American dramatists...BABY rockets into that special corner of theater heaven where words shoot off like fireworks into dazzling patterns and hues.
NY Newsday
An exhilarating, wicked, devastating piece of emotional terrorism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468307535
  • Publisher: Overlook
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,149,747
  • File size: 385 KB

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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