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Albee, Edward 1928-2016

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

412 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 6,704 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 )

127 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,881 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 )

77 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,224 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 )

38 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and German and held by 2,007 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
The play, the ballad of the sad café by Edward Albee( Book )

46 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plain-faced and unhappy, the eccentric Miss Amelia marries and publicly humiliates Marvin, Macy, a charming con man who has fallen in love with her, causing him to battle to break her spirit and her heart as an act of revenge
Seascape : a play by Edward Albee( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,437 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
The American dream ; and, The zoo story : two plays by Edward Albee( Book )

104 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath the complacent surface of American life, Albee seeks out the hidden sources of our violence
Counting the ways ; and, Listening : two plays by Edward Albee( Book )

17 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 )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange visitor consoles a dying woman
Exorcism : a play in one act by Eugene O'Neill( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 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
Everything in the garden by Edward Albee( Book )

29 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 )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 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
Thornton Wilder : a life by Penelope Niven( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating, three-dimensional portrait of one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons
Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung; two inter-related plays by Edward Albee( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 1,072 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
The zoo story; The death of Bessie Smith; The sandbox; three plays by Edward Albee( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,020 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
The American dream, a play by Edward Albee( Book )

24 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play, a satire on American family life, concerns a married couple and their elderly mother. They are visited by two guests this particular day who turn their world upside down. The family in this play consist of a dominating Mommy, an emasculated Daddy and a clever and witty Grandma. A neighbor, Mrs. Barker, enters and the dialogue continues with the occasional interjection by Grandma. Mommy and Daddy exit leaving Mrs. Barker and Grandma alone. Grandma apparently knows why Mrs. Barker has been asked to come by and explains to her that Mommy and Daddy had adopted a son from her many years previously. As the parents objected to the child's actions, they mutilated it as punishment, eventually killing it. After Mrs. Barker exits, a Young Man appears at the door looking for work. After hearing his life story, Grandma realizes that this Young Man, whom she dubs "The American Dream," is the twin of Mommy and Daddy's first child. As the first child was mutilated, he too was experiencing the pain and has been left as an empty shell of a man. After seeing this Young Man as a way out, she moves her things and leaves. The Young Man is introduced to the family as a suitable replacement for the original child.
The sandbox ; The death of Bessie Smith ; (with Fam and Yam) by Edward Albee( Book )

51 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm by James Purdy( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-act play. An allegory of lost innocence
The goat, or, Who is Sylvia? : (notes toward a definition of tragedy) by Edward Albee( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 825 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
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Three tall women : a play in two acts
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 American dream, a playThe sandbox ; The death of Bessie Smith ; (with Fam and Yam)The goat, or, Who is Sylvia? : (notes toward a definition of tragedy)
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

Edward Albee Amerikaans schrijver

Edward Albee amerikai drámaíró

Edward Albee amerykański dramaturg

Edward Albee dramaturg american

Edward Albee dramaturg estatunidenc

Edward Albee dramaturgo estadounidense

Edward Albee écrivain américain

Edward Albee scrittore e drammaturgo statunitense

Edward Albee US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Edward Franklin Albee

Edward Franklin Albee americký dramatik

Olbī, E. (Edvards), 1928-2016

Olbi, Ėdvard, 1928-2016

Olbī, Edvards, 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

Олби, Эдвард американский драматург

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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

எட்வர்ட் ஆல்பீ

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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