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Title Edward Albee : an interview and essays / edited by Julian N. Wasserman ; associate editors, Joy L. Linsley & Jerome A. Kramer
Imprint Houston, Tex. : University of St. Thomas, 1983
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  812.54 Ed92    AVAILABLE    30500100377004
Edition 1st ed
Descript xii, 158 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Lee lecture series
Lee lecture series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
An interview with Edward Albee, March 18, 1981 / Charles S. Krohn and Julian N. Wasserman -- "The pitfalls of drama": the idea of language in the plays of Edward Albee / Julian N. Wasserman -- Disturbing our sense of well-being: the "uninvited" in A delicate balance / Virginia I. Perry -- On death, dying, and the manner of living: waste as theme in Edward Albee's The lady from Dubuque / Matthew C. Roudanā„ -- Tiny Alice: the expense of joy in the persistence of mystery / Leonard Casper -- Ritual and initiation in The zoo story / Mary Castiglie Anderson -- The Pirandello in Albee: the problem of knowing in The lady from Dubuque / Thomas P. Adler -- Edward Albee's Counting the ways: the ways of losing heart / Philip C. Kolin -- The limits of reason: Seascape as psychic metaphor / Liam O. Purdon
This collection includes a wide-ranging and candid interview conducted by the editors, touching on such topics as the role of art as an active, shaping force in society; the relationship between art and political institutions; dramatic production and theory; the art of adaptation; and Albee's methods and purposes as a playwright and director. The essays exemplify dramatic, literary, linguistic and psychological approaches to Albee's work and range from detailed interpretations of individual plays to broad overviews. They discuss Albee's admitted concern with the problem of "knowing" and his frequent use of abstraction and allegory as a means of exploring this theme in his work. Other topics covered are: Albee's use of elements of Pirandellian drama, the vaudevillian form of Counting the Ways, ritual and initiation in The Zoo Story and a psychological reading of Seascape. ISBN 0-8156-8106-2 : $18.00 ; ISBN 0-8156-8107-0 (pbk.) : $10.00
Link Online version: Edward Albee. 1st ed. Houston, Tex. : University of St. Thomas, 1983 (OCoLC)644858821
Subject Albee, Edward, 1928-2016 -- Criticism and interpretation
Albee, Edward, 1928-2016 -- Interviews
Alt Author Albee, Edward, 1928-2016
Wasserman, Julian N
Linsley, Joy L
Kramer, Jerome A., 1936-
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