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Albee, Edward 1928-

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Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? : a play by Edward Albee( Book )
545 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 6,997 libraries worldwide
George, a disillusioned academic, and Martha, his caustic wife, have just come home from a faculty party. When a handsome young professor and his mousy wife stop by for a nightcap, an innocent night of fun and games quickly turns dark and dangerous. Long-buried resentment and rage are unleashed as George and Martha turn their rapier-sharp wits against each other, using their guests as pawns in their verbal sparring. By night's end, the secrets of both couples are uncovered and the lies they cling to are exposed. Considered by many to be Albee's masterpiece
The American dream, a play by Edward Albee( Book )
163 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 3,306 libraries worldwide
The play, a satire on American family life, concerns a married couple and their elderly mother. They are visited by two guests this particular day who turn their world upside down. The family in this play consist of a dominating Mommy, an emasculated Daddy and a clever and witty Grandma. A neighbor, Mrs. Barker, enters and the dialogue continues with the occasional interjection by Grandma. Mommy and Daddy exit leaving Mrs. Barker and Grandma alone. Grandma apparently knows why Mrs. Barker has been asked to come by and explains to her that Mommy and Daddy had adopted a son from her many years previously. As the parents objected to the child's actions, they mutilated it as punishment, eventually killing it. After Mrs. Barker exits, a Young Man appears at the door looking for work. After hearing his life story, Grandma realizes that this Young Man, whom she dubs "The American Dream," is the twin of Mommy and Daddy's first child. As the first child was mutilated, he too was experiencing the pain and has been left as an empty shell of a man. After seeing this Young Man as a way out, she moves her things and leaves. The Young Man is introduced to the family as a suitable replacement for the original child.
A delicate balance : a play by Edward Albee( Book )
151 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,137 libraries worldwide
The uneasy existence of upper-middle-class suburbanites Agnes and Tobias and their permanent houseguest, Agnes' witty alcoholic sister Claire, is disrupted by the sudden appearance of lifelong family friends Harry and Edna, fellow empty nesters with free-floating anxiety, who ask to stay with them to escape an unnamed terror. They soon are followed by Agnes and Tobias's bitter 36-year-old daughter Julia, who returns home following the collapse of her fourth marriage
Tiny Alice, a play by Edward Albee( Book )
86 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 2,288 libraries worldwide
This is a perplexing play on faith and religion, God and church. "Tiny Alice" begins with a venomous exchange between a lawyer and a cardinal whose contempt for each other careens back to their school days. Eventually, the lawyer offers the cardinal (and the Catholic Church) $100 million a year at the request of Miss Alice, the world's richest woman. Julian, the cardinal's secretary, is to come to Miss Alice's castle to complete the details, but while there, Julian falls prey to Miss Alice as she contrives to make him her lover. Through the related transmutations of religious ecstasy and orgasmic pleasure, Julian's true feelings are terrifyingly revealed, and the stage is set for the electrifying climax of this eloquent, compelling play. -
The play, the ballad of the sad cafe : Carson McCullers' novella adapted to the stage by Carson McCullers( Book )
79 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,100 libraries worldwide
Plain-faced and unhappy, the eccentric Miss Amelia marries and publicly humiliates Marvin, Macy, a charming con man who has fallen in love with her, causing him to battle to break her spirit and her heart as an act of revenge
The zoo story; The death of Bessie Smith; The sandbox; three plays by Edward Albee( Book )
138 editions published between 1950 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,857 libraries worldwide
This one-act play concerns two characters Peter, a middle-class publishing executive with a wife and two daughters and Jerry, an isolated and disheartened man who is very troubled. These men meet on a park bench in New York City's Central Park. Jerry is desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another human being. He intrudes on Peters peaceful state by interrogating him and forcing him to listen to stories from his life. The play deals with issues of human isolation, loneliness, class differences, and the dangers of inaction within American society
Seascape : a play by Edward Albee( Book )
42 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,707 libraries worldwide
On a deserted stretch of beach a middle-aged couple, relaxing after a picnic lunch, talk idly about home, family and their life together. She sketches, he naps, and then, suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures: lizards who have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore. Initial fear, and then suspicion of each other, are soon replaced by curiosity and, before long, the humans and the lizards (who speak admirable English) are engaged in a fascinating dialogue. The lizards, who are at a very advanced stage of evolution, are contemplating the terrifying, yet exciting, possibility of embarking on life out of the water; and the couple, for whom existence has grown flat and routine, holds the answers to their most urgent questions. These answers are given with warmth, humor and poetic eloquence, and with emotional and intellectual reverberations that will linger in the heart and mind long after the play has ended
Three tall women : a play in two acts by Edward Albee( Book )
28 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,644 libraries worldwide
As an imperious, acerbic old woman lies dying, she is tended by two other women and visited by a young man
Counting the ways and Listening : two plays by Edward Albee( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,388 libraries worldwide
Listening. Constructed with the precision of a musical composition, and described by Clive Barnes as "a chamber opera and a symbolic poem about communication," the play juxtaposes three characters - "The Man," "The Woman," and "The Girl"--And sifts through the tangled relationship they have evidently shared. The Man is amiable but distant; The Woman acerbic and bitter; The Girl is perhaps mad - a catatonic who has destroyed her own child. Elliptical in form and redolent with evocative overtones, the play weaves together its strands of conversation and soliloquy into a meaningful pattern of events - underscoring the inescapable fact that while we may listen we do not always hear, and our lives, for better or worse, are shaped accordingly
The lady from Dubuque : a play by Edward Albee( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
A strange visitor consoles a dying woman
Everything in the garden by Edward Albee( Book )
35 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
Prostitution ring of suburban housewives lead to murder. But, life and their lifestyle go on without missing a beat
All over; a play by Edward Albee( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 1,102 libraries worldwide
The reaction of a family to death of one of its members is the central theme of Albee's exploration into the psyche of those individuals most closely involved with the final hours left an ill man
Malcolm by James Purdy( Book )
33 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
A two-act play. An allegory of lost innocence
The sandbox ; The death of Bessie Smith ; (with Fam and Yam) by Edward Albee( Book )
58 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
In THE SANDBOX an old woman prepares to die, while daughter, son-in-law and the Angel of Death keep watch. THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH is a powerful drama that bares the ugle and shameful circumstances surrounding the tragic death of a great Negro blues singer. FAM AND YAM (an imaginary interview) is a one scene interview between a famous American playwright and a young American playwright
Thornton Wilder : a life by Penelope Niven( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
A fascinating, three-dimensional portrait of one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons
Louise Nevelson : atmospheres and environments by Louise Nevelson( Book )
15 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
Louise Nevelson is one of our greatest contemporary American sculptors. This book is a tribute to her spirit, her work, and her ongoing achievements
The goat, or, Who is Sylvia? : (notes toward a definition of tragedy) by Edward Albee( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
"In the play, Martin - a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty - leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters."--Jacket
Exorcism : a play in one act by Eugene O'Neill( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Revolving around a suicide attempt, Exorcism draws on a dark incident in O'Neill's own life. This defining event led to his first serious efforts to write. Exorcism displays early examples of O'Neill's unparalleled skills of capturing deeply personal human drama, and it explores major themes--mourning and melancholia, addiction and sobriety, tensions between fathers and sons--that would permeate his later work
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Mike Nichols( visu )
83 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Martha and George are a bitter aging couple who, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other
Edward Albee by Richard E Amacher( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A scholarly analysis of the dramatic writings of the leading American representative of theater of the absurd. Also included are a chapter on Albee's life and on his literary views
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Alternative Names
Albee, E. F.
Albee, Edward
Albee, Edward Franklin
Albee, Edward Franklin 1928-
Albi, Eduʼard 1928-
Eduardus Albee
Edward Albee Amerikaans schrijver
Edward Albee Amerikai drámaíró
Edward Albee amerykański dramaturg
Edward Albee écrivain américain
Edward Albee scrittore e drammaturgo statunitense
Edward Albee US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Edward Franklin Albee
Έντουαρντ Άλμπι
Едвард Олбі
Олби Э. 1928-
Олби Э.Ф. 1928-
Олби, Эдвард
Олби, Эдвард 1928-
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אדוארד אלבי
אלבי, אדוארד
אלבי, אדוארד 1928-
ادوارد آلبی
إدوارد أولبي، 1928-
أولبي، إدوار، 1928-
എഡ്വേർഡ് ആൽബി
에드워드 올비
올비, 에드워드 1928-
オールビー, エドワード
阿爾比 1928-
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