Page extent: 452
ISBN: 9781840021318
Binding: HardBack

Edward Albee: A Singular Journey

Mel Gussow

HardBack (07 Oct 1999)
In 1960, American playwright Edward Albee electrified the theatre world with The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with the extraordinary Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed as the playwright of his generation, he went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes for his searing and innovative plays. Mel Gussow, author, critic and cultural writer for The New York Times, has known Albee and followed his career since its beginning, and in this fascinating biography he creates a compelling first-hand portrait of a complex genius. The book describes Albee’s life as the adopted child of rich, unloving parents, and covers the highs and lows of his career, from his early triumphs, to years of critical and public disfavour before his return in 1994 with Three Tall Women, a major West End production.

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ISBN13 9781840021318
Binding HardBack
Page Extent 452


'A fascinating and illuminating account of a great dramatist in search of his identity' Sir John Mortimer