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Albee, Edward 1928-2016

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

434 editions published between 1922 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 6,580 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
Tiny Alice : a play by Edward Albee( Book )

90 editions published between 1964 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,178 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. --
A delicate balance : a play by Edward Albee( Book )

76 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,137 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
Three tall women : a play in two acts by Edward Albee( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and German and held by 1,993 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 )

26 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and German and held by 1,430 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
Exorcism : a play in one act by Eugene O'Neill( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,359 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. Revolving around a suicide attempt, Exorcism draws on a dark incident in O'Neill's own life. This defining event led to his first serious efforts to write. Exorcism displays early examples of O'Neill's unparalleled skills of capturing deeply personal human drama, and it explores major themes -- mourning and melancholia, addiction and sobriety, tensions between fathers and sons -- that would permeate his later work. According to Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library curator Louise Bernard, who acquired the play from a New York bookseller, "Exorcism might be read as a preparatory sketch that resonates powerfully with Long Day's Journey into Night, one that brings the O'Neill family drama full circle in ways at once intimate and grandly conceived."--Publisher description
Counting the ways ; and, Listening : two plays by Edward Albee( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COUNTING THE WAYS. In a series of blackout sketches, "He" and "She" probe into the nature of their love for one another. Long married, but aware that time has wrought changes in their relationship, the two spar and thrust at each other in exchanges and reminiscences which are sometimes lighthearted, sometimes poignant, sometimes almost brutal. In the end a mosaic of experience is constructed, illuminating the nature of human love and pointing up the gathering indifference that can beset those who have been perhaps too long and too closely aligned in the sharing of years. 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 American dream ; and, the zoo story : two plays by Edward Albee( Book )

83 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath the complacent surface of American life, Albee seeks out the hidden sources of our violence
Seascape : a play by Edward Albee( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a deserted stretch of beach, a middle-aged couple relax after a picnic lunch and converse idly about home, family, and their life together. Then suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures, a pair of lizards from the depths of the ocean, with whom they engage in a fascinating dialogue
The lady from Dubuque : a play by Edward Albee( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange visitor consoles a dying woman
All over; a play by Edward Albee( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,101 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 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on thousands of pages of letters, journals, manuscripts, and Wilder's personal archives, biographer Penelope Niven explores the professional life of the playwright and novelist, revealing an enigmatic and private man who wandered the world and wrote for and about everybody.--From publisher description
Louise Nevelson : atmospheres and environments by Louise Nevelson( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,031 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 )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 1,020 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 zoo story ; The death of Bessie Smith ; The sandbox : three plays by Edward Albee( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of some of Edward Albee's earliest and most acclaimed works
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 sandbox ; The death of Bessie Smith ; (with Fam and Yam) by Edward Albee( Book )

39 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fam and Yam tells the story of an encounter between two unnamed playwrights, a Famous American Man ('Fam') and a Young American Man ('Yam')
Everything in the garden by Edward Albee( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In George Oppenheimer's words: "As always with Mr. Albee there is a theme beneath the surface, in this case the corruption of money and the rottenness of this bigoted exurbia where conformity to its illiberal standards and its hypocritical show of respectability is all that counts. The scene is the suburban home of Jenny and Richard. The only thing that seems to stand in the way of their happiness is a lack of money. The action starts in an entertaining comedy of manners style. Then abruptly there enters a Mrs. Toothe in the menacing and fascinating person of Beatrice Straight who offers Jenny the opportunity to make more money than they have ever had, to buy a greenhouse and all the other luxuries that they require for their garden and their lives. Richard's realization that their newfound money is being earned by his wife's whoring comes almost simultaneously with the return of their fourteen-year-old son from school and a champagne cocktail party which they are giving to impress their country club friends. As a result, his horror, disgust and rage has to be kept under wraps in order to keep up essential appearances until tragedy strikes, and Richard realizes that the assembled wives are all involved and their husbands are aware and condoning." More than that, they are prepared not merely to justify but defend the ends through which their means are attained -- and the devastated Richard, left in agonized despair by the ironic events that charge the final moments of the play, must face the fact of his own share in their communal guilt
Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung; two inter-related plays by Edward Albee( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 787 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
Cat on a hot tin roof by Tennessee Williams( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een rijke plantersfamilie wordt de imposante vader niet verteld dat hij stervende is, vlucht zoon Brick in de alcohol om zijn homosexuele gevoelens te onderdrukken en probeert zijn vrouw Maggie de crisis te bezweren met een andere leugen
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Three tall women : a play in two acts
Tiny Alice : a playA delicate balance : a playThree tall women : a play in two actsExorcism : a play in one actThe American dream ; and, the zoo story : two playsSeascape : a playThornton Wilder : a lifeThe American dream: a play
Alternative Names

Albee E. 1928-2016

Albee E. F.

Albee E. F. 1928-2016

Albee, Edvard

Albee Edward

Albee, Edward, 1928-

Albee Edward Franklin

Albee, Edward Franklin 1928-

Albee, Edward Franklin 1928-2016

Albi Eduard

Albi, Eduʼard 1928-

Albi, Eduʼard 1928-2016

Eduardus Albee

Edward Albee Ameerika Ühendriikide näitekirjanik

Edward Albee American playwright (1928-2016)

Edward Albee americký dramatik

Edward Albee Amerikaans schrijver

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Edward Albee Amerikalı oyun yazarı

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Edward Albee Dramaturg estatunidenc (1928-2016)

Edward Albee dramaturgo estadounidense

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Edward Albee écrivain américain

Edward Albee scrittore e drammaturgo statunitense

Edward Albee United States of America karimba ŋun nyɛ doo

Edward Albee US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Edward Albee usona dramisto

Edward Albee yhdysvaltalainen näytelmäkirjailija

Edward Franklin Albee

Edward Franklin Albee americký dramatik

Olbī, E. (Edvards), 1928-2016

Olbi, Edvard

Olbi, Ėdvard 1928-2016

Olbī, Edvards, 1928-2016

Olbijs, E. (Edvards), 1928-2016

Olbijs, Edvards, 1928-2016

Olbis Edvardas

Ōrubī, Edowādo 1928-2016

Έντουαρντ Άλμπι

Έντουαρντ Άλμπι Αμερικανός θεατρικός συγγραφέας

Алби Э. 1928-2016

Едвард Олби

Едвард Олбі

Едуард Олби

Олби Э

Олби Э. 1928-2016

Олби Э.Ф

Олби Э. Ф. 1928-2016

Олби, Э. (Эдвард), 1928-2016

Олби, Эдвард

Олби, Эдвард 1928-

Олби, Эдвард 1928-2016

Олби, Эдвард американский драматург

Олби Эдвард Франклин

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אדוארד אלבי

אדוארד אלבי מחזאי אמריקאי

אלבי, אדוארד

אלבי, אדוארד 1928-

אלבי, אדוארד 1928-2016

ادوارد البى

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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알비, 에드워드 1928-2016

앨비, 에드워드 1928-2016

에드워드 알비 1928-2016

에드워드 앨비 1928-2016

에드워드 올비

에드워드 올비 1928-2016

올비, 에드워드 1928-2016


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