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Cambridge Companion to Edward Albee

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ISBN-10: 0521834554

ISBN-13: 9780521834551

Edition: 2005

Authors: Stephen Bottoms

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Edward Albee, perhaps best known for his acclaimed and infamous 1960s drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is one of America's greatest living playwrights. Now in his seventies, he is still writing challenging, award-winning dramas. This collection of new essays on Albee, which includes contributions from the leading commentators on Albee's work, brings fresh critical insights to bear by exploring the full scope of the playwright's career, from his 1959 breakthrough with The Zoo Story to his most recent Broadway success, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (2002). The contributors include scholars of both theatre and English literature, and the essays thus consider the plays both as literary…    
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Book details

List price: $98.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/21/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 292
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Notes on the text
Chronology
Introduction: The man who had three lives
Albee's early one-act plays: "A new American playwright from whom much is to be expected"
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Toward the marrow
"Withered age and stale custom": Marriage, diminution, and sex in Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, and Finding the Sun
Albee's 3 1/2: The Pulitzer plays
Albee's threnodies: Box-Mao-Box, All Over, The Lady from Dubuque, and Three Tall Women
Minding the play: Thought and feeling in Albee's "hermetic" works
Albee's monster children: Adaptations and confrontations
"Better alert than numb": Albee since the eighties
Albee stages Marriage Play: Cascading action, audience taste, and dramatic paradox
"Playing the cloud circuit": Albee's vaudeville show
Albee's The Goat: Rethinking tragedy for the 21st century
"Words; words...They're such a pleasure." (An Afterword)
Borrowed time: An interview with Edward Albee
Notes on further reading
Select bibliography