Edward Albee

Edward Albee

Playwright


Biography


Edward Franklin Albee III (born March 12, 1928 - died September 16, 2016) was an American playwright probably best known for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), A Delicate Balance (1966), and more recently The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002). A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who brought the absurdity of Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco into a stark reality of American theatre in the early 1960s and the decades that followed, Albee is considered one of the leading playwrights of his generation.

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Shows by Edward Albee

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Synopsis

At Home at the Zoo combines Albee's classic, The Zoo Story, with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter , Ann , and Jerry . The play begins by offering a revealing look at Peter and Ann's boring marriage an... read more

Middle-aged, upper-class, and delicately-balanced couple Agnes and Tobias maintain a financially comfortable but emotionally uncomfortable existence in their suburban empty nest, along with their permanent houseguest, Agnes’... read more

The tale of a married, middle-aged architect whose life crumbles when he falls in love with a goat. The play focuses on the limits of an ostensibly liberal society. Through showing this family in crisis, Albee challenges aud... read more

The evening begins with three young couples playing Twenty Questions. Drinks have been flowing, and the personalities of the six friends begin to clash. There is the biting, cynical wit of cancer-stricken Jo; her likeable hus... read more

Inspired by August Strindberg’s Dance of Death, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? chronicles a long night’s journey into dawn with George and Martha, arguably the most singularly vicious married couple in the history of the Ame... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
3/12/1928
Show Categories
Play
Genres
Dark Comedy, Drama