Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

This is the first detailed study of one of the most important plays in contemporary theater. In this fascinating look at the modern stage, Stephen Bottoms draws on original archival material and sources including an exclusive interview with Edward Albee. The Introduction considers the text of the play itself; part one provides a survey of the major productions from 1962 to 1999, including the film. Part two examines shifting critical responses to the play and the third and final part offers a detailed examination of five different performances.

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ISBN-13: 9780521635608
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Series: Plays in Production Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; General preface; Acknowledgements; Note on the text; Introduction: the play as performance; 1. Fun and games: production strategies/production problems; 2. Walpurgisnacht: the cauldron of criticism; 3. The Exorcism: getting the worst out of your performers; Select chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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