Edward Albee: A Critical Introduction (Cambridge by Matthew Roudané

By Matthew Roudané

Edward Albee (1928–2016) was once a crucial determine in smooth American theatre, and his daring and infrequently experimental theatrical type gained him extensive acclaim. This publication explores the problems, private and non-private, that so prompted Albee's imaginative and prescient over 5 many years, from his first nice luck, The Zoo tale (1959), to his final play, Me, Myself, & I (2008). Matthew Roudané covers all of Albee's unique works during this complete, sincerely established, and updated examine of the playwright's lifestyles and occupation: partially I, the quantity explores Albee's historical past and the old contexts of his paintings; half II concentrates on twenty-four of his performs, together with who is petrified of Virginia Woolf? (1962); and half III investigates his severe reception. Surveying Albee's dating with Broadway, and together with interviews carried out with Albee himself, this booklet can be of significant value for theatregoers and scholars looking an obtainable but incisive creation to this awesome American playwright.

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