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Edward Albee

Education and the Arts

About Edward Albee

Edward Albee has helped define modern American theater with four decades of provocative, controversial, and brilliant plays. His first play, The Zoo Story, opened in 1959 and gave birth to American absurdist theater. His best-known play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which was first produced in 1962, won the Tony and New York Drama Critics Circle Award and was acclaimed for its unabashedly honest dialogue and jarring interpretation of modern relationships. His most recent play, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play. He received Pulitzer Prizes for his plays A Delicate Balance, Seascape, and Three Tall Women. His plays reflect his belief that art should be dangerous, revealing our shortcomings and complacency and moving us to live our lives differently.

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