Edward Albee





Edward Albee


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 · 63,116 ratings · 1,594 reviews · 96 distinct works · Similar authors
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wo...

4.09 avg rating — 41,411 ratings — published 1962 — 58 editions
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The American Dream & The Zo...

3.98 avg rating — 6,522 ratings — published 1959 — 17 editions
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The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

3.92 avg rating — 4,254 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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The Zoo Story and Other Plays

3.98 avg rating — 2,216 ratings — published 1959 — 4 editions
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Three Tall Women

3.87 avg rating — 1,738 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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A Delicate Balance

3.89 avg rating — 1,558 ratings — published 1966 — 15 editions
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

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The Zoo Story

3.87 avg rating — 903 ratings — published 1959 — 3 editions
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The Zoo Story & The Sandbox

3.94 avg rating — 708 ratings — published 1961
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Seascape

3.65 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 1975 — 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.”
Edward Albee



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