Thursday, September 13, 2012

Collected Plays of Edward Albee, Vol. 2, 1966-77

Albee, Edward. The Collected Plays of Edward Albee, Volume 2, 1966-77. New York: Overlook/Duckworth, 2005.
Call Number: 812.54 Al13c v.2

Publisher's Description:

A Delicate Balance, Everything in the Garden, Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, All Over, Seascape, Listening, Counting the Ways, and The Lady from Dubuque.

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and recipient of three Tony Awards, Edward Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1980, and in 1996 he received both the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. Now, following release of the first volume in Spring 2004, comes Volume 2 of a three-volume collection of all this master s plays.
This volume contains the nine plays written by Albee during the period from 1966 through l977. These range from the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance to the brilliant and complex short plays Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung to his second Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Seascape, to the scintillating one-act comedy Counting the Ways (recently revived off-Broadway to great acclaim), and closing with the controversial Lady from Dubuque (hailed by Time magazine as a major work Albee s best since Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ).
The volume includes an introduction by Edward Albee, providing new insights into these works.

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