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Albee, Edward 1928-2016

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Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? A play by Edward Albee( Book )

462 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 6,760 WorldCat member 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
A delicate balance : a play by Edward Albee( Book )

113 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member 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 )

74 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member 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. --
Three tall women : a play in two acts by Edward Albee( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an imperious, acerbic old woman lies dying, she is tended by two other women and visited by a young man
Seascape : a play by Edward Albee( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,422 WorldCat member 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
Counting the ways ; and, Listening : two plays by Edward Albee( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member 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 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange visitor consoles a dying woman
Everything in the garden by Edward Albee( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Plymouth Theatre, Theater 1968, Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder presents Barbara Bel Geddes, Barry Nelson, Beatrice Straight in Edward Albee's "Everything in the Garden," from the play by Giles Cooper, with Robert Moore, Charles Baxter, Whitfield Connor, Augusta Dabney, Diana Douglas, James Karen, Richard Thomas, Mary K. Wells, setting and costumes by William Ritman, lighting by Tharon Musser, directed by Peter Glenville
All over; a play by Edward Albee( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 WorldCat member 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
Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung; two inter-related plays by Edward Albee( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of art in society and the structure of that society are the subjects of Albee's connected plays. No character is seen in Box, only a woman's voice is heard, commenting on the corruption of life when pain is the only result of art. Chairman Mao speaks phrases of doctrine, while two women decry the fate of life
Thornton Wilder : a life by Penelope Niven( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating, three-dimensional portrait of one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons
The zoo story; The death of Bessie Smith; The sandbox; three plays by Edward Albee( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Nevelson : atmospheres and environments by Louise Nevelson( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member 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
Malcolm by James Purdy( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-act play. An allegory of lost innocence
The American dream, and The zoo story; two plays by Edward Albee( Book )

87 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath the complacent surface of American life, Albee seeks out the hidden sources of our violence
The goat, or, Who is Sylvia? : (notes toward a definition of tragedy) by Edward Albee( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shortly after the debut of Exorcism in 1920, Eugene O'Neill suddenly canceled production and ordered all extant copies of the drama destroyed. For over ninety years, it was believed that the play was irrevocably lost, until it was recently discovered that O'Neill's second wife had in fact retained a copy, which she later gave to the prolific screenwriter and producer Philip Yordan. In early 2011, Yordan's widow discovered the typescript of Exorcism--complete with edits in O'Neill's own hand--in her late husband's vast trove of papers. The discovery and publication of Exorcism, a relatively early play in the O'Neill corpus, furthers our knowledge of O'Neill's dramatic development and reveals a pivotal point in the career of this great American playwright."--Publisher description
The ballad of the sad café by Carson McCullers( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Amelia, a spirited, unconventional woman, runs a small-town store and, except for a marriage that lasted just ten days, has always lived alone. Then Cousin Lymon appears from nowhere, a little, strutting hunchback who steals Miss Amelia's heart. Together they transform the store into a lively, popular cafT, but when her rejected husband Marvin Macy returns the result is a bizarre love triangle that brings with it violence, hatred and betrayal
Edward Albee : a collection of critical essays by Edward Albee( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Albee by Ronald Hayman( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Three tall women : a play in two acts
Alternative Names

Albee E. F.

Albee Edward

Albee Edward Franklin

Albee, Edward Franklin 1928-

Albee, Edward Franklin 1928-2016

Albi, Eduʼard 1928-

Albi, Eduʼard, 1928-2016

Eduardus Albee

Edward Albee American playwright

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Edward Franklin Albee

Olbī, E. (Edvards), 1928-2016

Olbi, Ėdvard, 1928-2016

Olbijs, E. (Edvards), 1928-2016

Olbijs, Edvards, 1928-2016

Ōrubī, Edowādo, 1928-2016

Έντουαρντ Άλμπι

Едвард Олби

Едвард Олбі

Едуард Олби

Олби Э

Олби Э. 1928-

Олби Э.Ф

Олби Э.Ф. 1928-

Олби, Э. (Эдвард), 1928-2016

Олби, Эдвард

Олби, Эдвард 1928-

Олби, Эдвард, 1928-2016

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אדוארד אלבי

אדוארד אלבי מחזאי אמריקאי

אלבי, אדוארד

אלבי, אדוארד 1928-

אלבי, אדוארד, 1928-2016

إدوارد ألبي كاتب مسرحي أمريكي

ادوارد آلبی

إدوارد أولبي، 1928-

أولبي، إدوار، 1928-

एडवर्ड आल्बी

এডওয়ার্ড আলবী মার্কিন নাট্যকার

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에드워드 올비

올비, 에드워드 1928-


オールビー, エドワード

オールビー, エドワード, 1928-2016

阿爾比 1928-

阿爾比, 1928-2016


A delicate balance : a playTiny Alice, a playThree tall women : a play in two actsSeascape : a playThe American dream, and The zoo story; two playsThe goat, or, Who is Sylvia? : (notes toward a definition of tragedy)Edward Albee : a singular journey : a biography