Edward Albee

A Literary Companion


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About the Book

This work covers the canon of playwright Edward Albee, perhaps best known as the author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Comprehensive entries detail the plays and major characters. Other features include biographical information and insights into Albee’s artistic beliefs, his understanding of the playwright’s responsibility, the importance of music in drama, and the technical craft of writing plays.

About the Author(s)

Phyllis T. Dircks is a professor of English at Long Island University in Greenvale, New York. A specialist in contemporary American drama, she lives in Huntington, New York.

Bibliographic Details

Phyllis T. Dircks
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 179
Bibliographic Info: chronology, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3401-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5659-8
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Literary Companions

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction      3
Chronology of Albee’s Life and Works      5

Edward Albee: A Literary Companion      15

On Plays and Playmaking      145
Appendix: Writing and Research Topics      155
Bibliography      161
Index      169

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Excellent series of Literary Companions”—Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine