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Published on February 24, 2008

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Edward Albee:  Edward Albee Edward Albee:  Edward Albee Born in Washington, DC on March 12, 1928 Adopted by the rich Albee family involved in the theater bussines Dismissed from almost every school he attended The Zoo Story (1959):  The Zoo Story (1959) His first major play One-act play, written in three weeks Branded as the birth of the American absurdist drama The Zoo Story (1959):  The Zoo Story (1959) Edward Albee:  Albee became perceived as a leader of a new theatrical movement in America. The critics described him as the successor to American playwrights Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Eugene O'Neill. Influenced by European playwrights like Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. Edward Albee Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962):  Edward Albee’s best known play. Earned him the well deserved respect among the critics. Nominated for Pulitzer prize. Won the Tony Award and New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?:  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? :  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? :  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? :  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? :  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966):  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966) Trivia:  Every credited member of the cast received an Academy Award nomination. The first film to use the word "Bugger" in its dialogue. The first movie to be given the MPAA tag: "No one under 18 will be admitted unless accompanied by his parent." According to Edward Albee, the only thing he doesn't like about the film is the over-use of over-head shots. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966) Trivia Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966) Trivia:  The only film (so far) in Academy history to be nominated in every eligible category (13 eligable categories/13 nominations: picture, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, director, adapted screenplay, art direction/set decoration (b&w), cinematography (b&w), sound, costume design (b&w), music score, film editing). Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966) Trivia Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966) Quotes:  Martha: I swear to GOD George, if you even EXISTED I'd divorce you. George: Martha, in my mind you're buried in cement right up to the neck. No, up to the nose, it's much quieter. George: [about his wife’s weight] Martha is 108... years old. She weighs somewhat more than that. Martha: Well, you're going bald. George: So are you Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966) Quotes Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966) Awards “Oscar”:  Best Actress in a Leading Role Elizabeth Taylor Best Actress in a Supporting Role Sandy Dennis Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Richard Sylbert; George James Hopkins Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Haskell Wexler Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Irene Sharaff Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Motion Picture (1966) Awards “Oscar” Edward Albee:  Edward Albee Pulitzer prize – “A Delicate Balance” (1966) Pulitzer prize – “Seascape” (1975) Pulitzer prize – “Three Tall Women” (1994) Tony awards for “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia” (2002) Tony award for Lifetime Achievement (2005) Edward Albee Plays :  The Zoo Story (1958) The Death of Bessie Smith (1959) The Sandbox (1959) Fam and Yam (1959) The American Dream (1960) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961-62, Tony Award) The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1963) (adapted from the novella by Carson McCullers) Tiny Alice (1964) Malcolm (1965) (adapted from the novel by James Purdy) A Delicate Balance (1966) Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966) Everything in the Garden (1967) (adapted from a play by British playwright Giles Cooper) Box and Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (1968) Sandbox (1968) All Over (1971) Edward Albee Plays Edward Albee Plays :  Edward Albee Plays Seascape (1974) Listening (1975) Counting the Ways (1976) The Lady From Dubuque (1977-79) Lolita (adapted from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov) The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981) Finding the Sun (1982) Marriage Play (1986-87) Three Tall Women (1990-91) The Lorca Play (1992) Fragments (1993) The Play About the Baby (1996) The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (2000, Tony Award) Occupant (2001) Peter & Jerry (Act One: Homelife. Act Two: The Zoo Story) (2004) Me, Myself & I (In Progress) Slide20:  "I have been both overpraised and underpraised. I assume by the time I finish writing - and I plan to go on writing until I'm ninety or gaga - it will all equal itself out.” Edward Albee

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