The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?: Broadway Edition

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?: Broadway Edition

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by Edward Albee
     
 

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“Four decades after Virginia Woolf sent shock waves through the mainstream theatre, Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American dramatist dares to ask." –Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat… See more details below

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“Four decades after Virginia Woolf sent shock waves through the mainstream theatre, Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American dramatist dares to ask." –Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat won all the major awards for best new play of the year (Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle). In the play, Martin-a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty-leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. The playwright himself describes it this way: “Every civilization sets quite arbitrary limits to its tolerances. The play is about a family that is deeply rocked by an unimaginable event and how they solve that problem. It is my hope that people will think afresh about whether or not all the values they hold are valid.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585676477
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Michael Feingold
Most likely to be talked about seriously—angrily, ferociously—for years to come.
Clive Barnes
Unquestionably one of the wittiest and funniest plays Albee has ever written...enthralling.
Margo Jefferson
Leaves you with plenty to feel and think about...a tragedy with built-in laughs and elements of fantasy...a brave, questioning play.
Ben Brantley
The Goat is about a profoundly unsettling subject, which for the record is not bestiality but the irrational, confounding, and even convention-thwarting nature of love. The form this force takes in The Goat is beyond a joke...Powerful...extraordinary...Four decades after Virginia Woolf sent shockwaves through the mainstream theatre, Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American dramatist dares to ask.

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