The American dream, and The zoo story: two plays

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New American Library, 1963 - Drama - 127 pages

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The Zoo story is a riveting tale of a "permanent transient" in conversation with a family man. Dealing with class issues, liberalism v stoicism, and the rise of the American progressivist, Albee ... Read full review

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The American Dream is so bizarre but then absurdists would say that so is life. We're born, we wait around or play games, and then we die. The language doesn't matter, the point doesn't matter, none ... 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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