The American dream, and The zoo story: two plays

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New American Library, 1963 - Drama - 127 pages
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User Review  - James - Goodreads

Classic Albee ... plays with the language, theater of the absurd! He really highlights the idiocy of how we communicate with each other. Read full review

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User Review  - Rhoda - Goodreads

There's only so much excoriating of hollow social rituals that one can take. Perhaps I would have walked away with a more favorable impression if I saw these performed fifty years ago, but this play ... Read full review

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Edward Albee is one of a handful of our country's most important living playwrights. He has won numerous awards, including three Pulitzer Prizes ("A Delicate Balance, Seascape, " and "Three Tall Women") and three Tony Awards ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, " and "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?"). In 1996 he received a Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award and was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton.

At the Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony, Albee was praised for his impact on American drama: "Albee's plays, with their intensity, their grappling with modern themes, and their experiments in form, startled critics and audiences alike while changing the landscape of American drama.

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