-Edward F. Albee was born in Virginia on March 12th 1928.
-Adopted by Reed and Frances Albee. His father was part owner of the Keith-Albee vaudeville circuit.
-He attended the Rye Country Day School, then the Lawrenceville School, where he was expelled.
-Graduating from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1945
-He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and he was expelled.
-Left his parents and moved to Greenwich Village.
-Odd jobs; among them he was messenger for the Western Union.
-The Zoo Story, world premiere in Berlin and then in NY, 1959.
-Influences from The Theatre of the Absurd: The Sandbox, 1959. The American Dream, 1960.
-1962, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? .
-Plot Summary_ A couple; Martha and George play with their guests different twisted psychological games. The play involves the two couples playing "games," which are savage verbal attacks against one or two of the others at the party. These games are referred to with sarcastically alliterative names: "Humiliate the Host", "Get the Guests", "Hump the Hostess", and "Bringing Up Baby".
-Created the Edward F. Albee Foundation in 1967, Montauk, Long Island.
-Wide variety of styles;
• Tiny Alice (1964)
• A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize)
• Box and Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (1968)
• All Over (1971)
• Seascape (1974, Pulitzer Prize)
-One maxim; resist the encroachment of commercialism:
“An examination of the American Scene, an attack on the substitution for real values in our society, a condemnation of complacency, cruelty, and emasculation and vacuity, a stand against fiction that everything in this slipping land of ours is peachy-keen”
-Fifteen years of hostility and limited runs:
• Listening (1975) _Oblique Play
• Counting the Ways (l976) _ Oblique Play
• The Lady From Dubuque (1977-78) _Direct Play
• Another Part of the Zoo (1981)
• The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981-82)_Oblique Play
• Finding the Sun (1982-83) _Direct Play
• Marriage Play (1987)_Direct Play
-Triumphant comeback; Three Tall Women (1991, Pulitzer Prize)
-Kennedy Centre Honors, National Medal of Arts, 1996.
• The Play About the Baby (2001)
• The Goat - or - Who Is Sylvia? (2002)
• Occupant (2002)
• Peter and Jerry (Act One: Homelife. ACT Two: The Zoo Story) (2004)
-Successful revival of his play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Broadway season 2004-2005.
-Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2006.
• Me, myself and I (2007)
miércoles, 12 de diciembre de 2007
Publicado por Helena Martín en 12:50