The Collected Plays of Edward Albee: 1966 - 1977

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Edward Albee's many awards and recognitions--including three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama (a number exceeded only by Eugene O'Neill's four), three Tony Awards, the Gold Medal in Drama by the Academy if Arts and Letters, the Kennedy Center Honors, and the National Medal of the Arts--only confirm his tremendous talents and stature in the arts community.

Albee's oeuvre consists of more than twenty-six plays, the earliest of which were collected in Volume One of his Collected Plays. Volume Two contains the nine plays written by Albee in the period between 1966 and 1977, ranging 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 controversial Lady from Dubuque (hailed by Time magazine as "a major work...Albee's best since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?")

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Edward Albee, the American dramatist, was born in 1928. He has written and directed some of the best plays in contemporary American theatre and three of his plays: A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women have received Pulitzer Prizes. His most famous play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. His other plays include The Zoo Story, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, The American Dream, Tiny Alice, All Over, Listening, The Lady from Dubuque, The Man Who Had Three Arms, Finding the Sun, Fragments, Marriage Play and The Lorca Play.

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Edward Albee's plays include The Zoo Story (1958), The American Dream (1960), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961–62, Tony Award), Tiny Alice (1964), A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony Award, 1996), Seascape (1974, Pulitzer Prize, also available from Overlook), Three Tall Women (1994, Pulitzer Prize), and The Play About the Baby (2001, also available from Overlook). He was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980, and in 1996 he received both the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.

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