The Collected Plays of Edward Albee, Volume 2

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Overlook, 2004 - Drama - 608 pages
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The Overlook Press is proud to announce publication of volume two of the three-volume collection of all of Edward Albee's plays, many of which have been out of print for years. This volume contains the nine plays written by Albee from 1966 through 1977. These range from the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance to the brilliant and complex short plays. Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung to his second Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Seascape, to the scintillating one-act comedy Counting the Ways (recently revived off-Broadway to great acclaim), and closing with the controversial Lady from Dubuque, which was hailed by Time magazine as a major work ... Albee's best since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? An introduction by Albee accompanies the plays, providing bold new insights into these works.

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

There are reasons why Edward Albee is regarded as the greatest living American playwright. This book has several of those reasons. While not all the plays are equivalent, they are all solid work that ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

Albee's middle years, and much prime material in this collection. Particularly interesting are Box and Quotations of Chairman Mao Tse Tung, short plays meant to be performed together, and reminiscent ... Read full review


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Edward Albee, the American dramatist, was born in 1928. He has written and directed some of the best plays in contemporary American theatre and three of his plays: A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women have received Pulitzer Prizes. His most famous play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. His other plays include The Zoo Story, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, The American Dream, Tiny Alice, All Over, Listening, The Lady from Dubuque, The Man Who Had Three Arms, Finding the Sun, Fragments, Marriage Play and The Lorca Play.

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