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Albee in performance

Author: Rakesh Herald Solomon
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book details Albee's directorial vision and how that vision animates his plays. Having had extraordinary access to Albee as director, Rakesh H. Solomon reveals how Albee has shaped his plays in performance, the attention he pays to each aspect of theater, and how his conception of the key plays he has directed has evolved over a five-decade career. Solomon pays careful attention to the major works, from The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Edward Albee; Edward Albee; Edward Albee; Edward Albee; Edward Albee; Edward Albee; Edward Albee
Material Type: Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rakesh Herald Solomon
ISBN: 9780253354853 0253354854 9780253222053 0253222052
OCLC Number: 428026627
Description: xii, 303 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Albee in the theatre --
Casting practices and director's preparation --
The American dream --
The zoo story --
Fam and Yam and The sandbox --
Box and quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung --
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? --
Marriage play --
Three tall women --
Albee's double authoring --
Albee and his collaborators on staging Albee : from The zoo story to The goat, or, Who is Sylvia?
Responsibility: Rakesh H. Solomon ; [foreword by Edward Albee].

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A premiere playwright, Edward Albee is also a gifted director. This work details Albee's directorial vision and how that vision animates his plays. It reveals how Albee has shaped his plays in  Read more...

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This book is the fruit of the author's project to personally observe and document 'the rehearsals of fifteen Albee-directed productions [of his own works] since the late-seventies.' Solomon (theater Read more...

 
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