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Albee Edward

American Playwright, Essayist

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Albee Edward’s feelings about commerce and art “All serious art is being destroyed by commerce. Most people don’t want art to be disturbing. They want it to be escapist. I don’t think art should be escapist. That’s a waste of time.” Also has won Three Pulitzer Prizes!
Edward Albee was born 12 March 1928 (age 84) and at the time of the post is still alive.

Edward Albee is best known for “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf is a play by Edward Albee featuring Uta Hagen, Arthur Hill, Melinda Dillon and George Grizzard; directed by Alan Schneider. Interesting to note is that Virginia Woolf is a well known English Author, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

Other notable works include The Zoo Story which won the Village Voice Obie Award for best play and ran for a total of 582 performances was in essence about a lonely man sparking up a conversation with another man on a bench in Central Park eventually forcing him to participate in an act of violence. The play itself has many interesting facets to explore however it befuddled quite a few critics.

Interesting quotes by Albee Edward

“What could be worse than getting to the end of your life and realizing you hadn’t lived it?”
“If you’re willing to fail interestingly, you tend to succeed interestingly.”

Plays by Edward Albee

Edward Albee by Irish artist Reginald Gray (1966).
The Zoo Story (1958)
The Death of Bessie Smith (1959)
The Sandbox (1959)
Fam and Yam (1959)
The American Dream (1960)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962)
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1963)
Tiny Alice (1964)
Malcolm (1965)
A Delicate Balance (1966)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1966)
Everything in the Garden (1967)
Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (1968)
All Over (1971)
Seascape (1974)
Listening (1975)
Counting the Ways (1976)
The Lady From Dubuque (1977–1979)
Lolita (1981)
The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981)
Finding the Sun (1983)
Marriage Play (1986–1987)
Three Tall Women (1990–1991)
The Lorca Play (1992)
Fragments (1993)
The Play About the Baby (1996)
Occupant (2001)
The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (2002)
Knock! Knock! Who’s There!? (2003)
Peter & Jerry retitled in 2009 as At Home at the Zoo (Act One: Homelife. Act Two: The Zoo Story) (2004)
Me, Myself and I (2007)
At Home At The Zoo (2009)

Essay written by Edward Albee

Stretching My Mind: Essays 1960–2005 (2005)

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