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.
|Publisher:||The Overlook Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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 Story||11|
|The Death of Bessie Smith||41|
|The American Dream||95|
|Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||149|
|The Ballad of the Sad Cafe||313|
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