Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
This is the first detailed study of one of the most important plays in contemporary theater. In this fascinating look at the modern stage, Stephen Bottoms draws on original archival material and sources including an exclusive interview with Edward Albee. The Introduction considers the text of the play itself; part one provides a survey of the major productions from 1962 to...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published October 11th 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published September 21st 2000)
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I found this book was very confusing to read, but by the end you get a clear understanding of whats going on.The play becomes more remarkable once all the background information is given, and the truth of the characters lives is given. It is a wonderful piece that shows people are not always as they seem. The characters show there true colors in the end, and make you change your mind on your original views of them. I would be very interested to see the play.
Edward Albee's portrayal of a middle aged couple's sorrow of losing their child many years back is bitter sweet to describe in a few words. Good read for everyone but it requires an interest in life's morbidity and subtlety. It is an interesting read for matured minds to understand the loss of a child and to grasp the idea of a couple trying to keep their child alive through their stories.