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The Collected Plays of Edward Albee, Volume 1: 1958-1965

The Collected Plays of Edward Albee, Volume 1: 1958-1965

by Edward Albee


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The Collected Plays of Edward Albee, Volume 1: 1958-1965

The first volume of this three-volume collection contains the eight plays written by Albee during his early years as a playwright, from 1958 through 1965.
These range from the four brilliant one-act plays with which he exploded on the New York theater sceneThe Zoo Story, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, andThe American Dreamto his early masterpiece,Who's Afraid of Virginia WoolfAlso included are two adaptations from notable American novelsThe Ballad of the Sad CaféandMalcolmand Albee's mysteriously fascinatingTiny Alice. This book represents one of the most exciting and bold periods in the career of one of America's most popular and imaginative playwrights.

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ISBN-13: 9781585678846
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 646,591
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edward Albee(1928-2016), his plays include The Zoo Story (1958), The American Dream (1960), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961–62, Tony Award), Tiny Alice (1964), A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony Award, 1996), Seascape (1974, Pulitzer Prize, also available from Overlook), Three Tall Women (1994, Pulitzer Prize), and The Play About the Baby (2001, also available from Overlook). He was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980, and in 1996 he received both the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.

Table of Contents

The Zoo Story11
The Death of Bessie Smith41
The Sandbox83
The American Dream95
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?149
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe313
Tiny Alice419

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