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American Dream The: The Death of Bessie Smith: Fam and Yam: Three, by Albee, Edward
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Published December 1st 1962 by Dramatists Play Service
(first published January 1962)
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I've usually avoided reading plays - maybe b/c they seem incomplete as a reading experience. AND I've avoided reading Albee - maybe b/c I'm such a big Alfred Jarry enthusiast that reading any absurdist who came after him seems like a bit of a lesser experience. But I recently witnessed the Mike Nichols film version of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolff?" for the 1st time in a long time & damned if it wasn't just so damn good that I just can't ignore Albee anymore. As I tell in my review of ...more
Edward Franklin Albee III was 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 reflected a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in works by European playwrights ...more