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Albees First Play
THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH
THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE SANDBOX
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Absurd absurdist achieve Afraid of Virginia Albee plays Albee's plays American Dream appear audience audience's aware become begins Bessie Smith Brecht's Bringing Up Baby characters context contrast conventional cyclorama Death of Bessie devices dialogue discussion distortion dog story drama dramatic structure Edward Albee elements emotional Eric Fromm Esslin establish Eugene Ionesco exorcism experience fact fantasy fear focus frustration fulfillment function George and Martha Grandma hospital human contact human relationships humor illusion individual involvement issues Jack Jerry Jerry's language lives major Mommy and Daddy monologue nature Nick noted Nurse Paolucci paradox parallel perceptions person Peter physical play's playwright potential present previous plays production realistic reality response result reveals Richard Kostelanetz Rutenberg Sandbox satire scene sense shift social spiritual structure style suggests symbol talk theatre thematic theme Tiny Alice tion truth understanding unfulfillment unique verbal Virginia Woolf visual Who's Afraid York Zoo Story