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The Cambridge companion to Edward Albee

Author: Stephen J Bottoms
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A comprehensive survey of the work of one of America's greatest living playwrights, Edward Albee.


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Named Person: Edward Albee
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Bottoms
ISBN: 9780521834551 0521834554 0521559928 9780521559928
OCLC Number: 503492737
Description: xxi, 277 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Notes on the text; Chronology; 1. Introduction: the man who had three lives Stephen Bottoms; 2. Albee's early one-act plays: 'A new American playwright from whom much is to be expected' Philip C. Kolin; 3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: toward the marrow Matthew Roudane; 4. 'Withered age and stale custom': marriage, diminution, and sex in Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, and Finding the Sun John M. Clum; 5. Albee's 3 1/2: the Pulitzer plays Thomas P. Adler; 6. Albee's threnodies: Box-Mao-Box, All Over, The Lady from Dubuque, and Three Tall Women Brenda Murphy; 7. Minding the play: thought and feeling in Albee's 'hermetic' works Gerry McCarthy; 8. Albee's monster children: adaptations and confrontations Stephen Bottoms; 9. 'Better alert than numb': Albee since the eighties Christopher Bigsby; 10. Albee stages Marriage Play: cascading action, audience taste, and dramatic paradox Rakesh H. Solomon; 11. 'Playing the cloud circuit': Albee's vaudeville show Linda Ben-Zvi; 12. Albee's The Goat: rethinking tragedy for the 21st century J. Ellen Gainor; 13. 'Words; words ... They're such a pleasure' (An Afterword) Ruby Cohn; 14. Borrowed time: an interview with Edward Albee Stephen Bottoms; Notes on further reading; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Companion to Edward Albee
Edward Albee
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Bottoms.


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