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Edward Albee : a singular journey : a biography

Autore: Mel Gussow
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1999.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati:WorldCat
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"In 1960, Edward Albee electrified the theater world with the American premiere of The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with his extraordinary first Broadway play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed as the playwright of his generation, he went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes for his searing and innovative plays. Mel Gussow, author, critic, and cultural writer for The New York Times, has known Albee  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: [biographie]
Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Gussow, Mel.
Edward Albee.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1999
(OCoLC)607202081
Persona incaricata: Edward Albee; Edward Albee; Edward Albee
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mel Gussow
ISBN: 0684802783 9780684802787
Numero OCLC: 41143010
Riconoscimenti: Theatre Library Association George Freedley Memorial Award, 2000.
Descrizione: 448 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Eddie --
Santayanian Finesse --
Albee's Village Decade --
Die Zoo-Geschichte --
YAM --
Mommy and Daddy --
Blood under the Bridge --
FAM --
"Our" Ballad--and Travels with Steinbeck --
The Play That Dare Not Speak Its Name --
Taylor! Burton! Lehman! --
Balancing Act --
Flanagan --
Death and Life --
Into the Woods --
The Lady, Lolita, and The Man Who --
Frankie --
A Tall Woman --
A New Balance --
A New Baby --
Lost and Found.
Responsabilità: Mel Gussow.

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"In 1960, Edward Albee electrified the theater world with the American premiere of The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with his extraordinary first Broadway play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed as the playwright of his generation, he went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes for his searing and innovative plays. Mel Gussow, author, critic, and cultural writer for The New York Times, has known Albee and followed his career since its inception, and in this biography he creates a firsthand portrait of a complex genius." "With frankness and critical acumen, and drawing on extensive conversations with the playwright, Gussow offers fresh insights into Albee's life. At the same time he provides vivid portraits of Albee's relationships with the people who have been closest to him, including William Flanagan (his first mentor), Thornton Wilder, Richard Barr, John Steinbeck, Alan Schneider, John Gielgud, and his leading ladies, Uta Hagen, Colleen Dewhurst, Irene Worth, Myra Carter, Elaine Stritch, Marian Seldes, and Maggie Smith. And then there are, most famously, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who starred in Mike Nichols's acclaimed film version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The book places Albee in context as a playwright who inspired writer's as diverse as John Guare and Sam Shepard, and as a teacher and champion of human rights."--BOOK JACKET.

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