Edward Albee: A Research and Production Sourcebook
This volume documents the life and works of the acclaimed playwright, Edward Albee. His first four plays were all produced Off Broadway from 1960-1961, creating buzz that he was an up-and-coming avant-garde playwright. But his most notable accomplishment came a year later with his first full-length play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His plays were linked with the philosophies of the European absurdists, Beckett and Ionesco, and the American traditional social criticism of Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Eugene O'Neill. Intended to serve as a quick reference guide and an exhaustive resource, this collection includes play synopses and critical overviews, production histories and credits, and locator suggestions on unpublished archival material and lists of texts/anthologies that have published Albee's material. The two secondary bibliographies contained within are fully annotated chronologically and alphabetically with the year of publication, presenting a fuller sense of Albee's playwriting career.
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