Anne Paolucci supplies a critical and appreciative analysis of Edward Albee, one of the leading American playwrights of the twentieth century. Along the way, she uses her familiarity with Dante and Pirandello to explore Albee’s combination of humor and dark brooding, his religious transparencies, use of symbolism, the claustrophobic intensity of his emotional space, and his no-exit situations.
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About the Author
Anne Paolucci is University Research Professor at St. John’s University. She is the editor of Review of National Literatures.
Table of Contents
|Foreword to New Edition (May 7, 2000)||v|
|Preface to Original Edition (November 11, 1972)||vii|
|Introduction to Original Edition (1971)||xiii|
|1.||The Discipline of Arrogance||1|
|2.||The Existential Burden: The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, The American Dream, The Zoo Story||15|
|3.||Exorcisms: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||45|
|4.||Through a Looking Glass, Darkly: Tiny Alice||65|
|5.||A Vision of Baal: A Delicate Balance, All Over||105|
|6.||Partita: Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung||123|