Edward Albee





Edward Albee

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born
in Virginia, The United States
March 12, 1928

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Edward Franklin Albee III is an American playwright known for works including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story, The Sandbox and The American Dream. His works are considered well-crafted and often unsympathetic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett, and Eugène Ionesco. Younger American playwrights, such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, credit Albee's daring mix of theatricalism and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s. Albee's dedication to continuing to evolve his voice — as evidenced in later producti ...more


Average rating: 4.02 · 55,730 ratings · 1,391 reviews · 86 distinct works · Similar authors
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wo...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 36,593 ratings — published 1962 — 53 editions
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The American Dream & The Zo...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 6,029 ratings — published 1959 — 18 editions
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The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 3,698 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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The Zoo Story and Other Plays
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,969 ratings — published 1959 — 4 editions
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Three Tall Women
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,489 ratings — published 1994 — 9 editions
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A Delicate Balance
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,356 ratings — published 1966 — 13 editions
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The Zoo Story & The Sandbox
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 621 ratings — published 1961
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The Zoo Story
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 665 ratings — published 1959 — 3 editions
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Seascape
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 1975 — 6 editions
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Tiny Alice
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 1965 — 6 editions
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“You're alive only once, as far as we know, and what could be worse than getting to the end of your life and realizing you hadn't lived it?”
Edward Albee

“What I mean by an educated taste is someone who has the same tastes that I have.”
Edward Albee

“I write to find out what I'm talking about.”
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