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Edward Franklin Albee III (/ˈɔːlbiː/ AWL-bee; March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016) was an American playwright known for works such as The Zoo Story
The Zoo Story
(1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), and A Delicate Balance (1966). Three of his plays won the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama, and two of his other works won the Tony Award for Best Play. His works are often considered as frank examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization
Americanization
of the Theatre of the Absurd
Theatre of the Absurd
that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, and Jean Genet. His middle period comprised plays that explored the psychology of maturing, marriage, and sexual relationships. Younger American playwrights, such as Paula Vogel, credit Albee's daring mix of theatricality and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s. Later in his life, Albee continued to experiment in works such as The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Achievements and honors 4 Philanthropy 5 Personal life and death 6 Awards and nominations 7 Plays 8 Essays 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links

Early life[edit]

Edward Albee
Edward Albee
by Irish artist Reginald Gray (The New York Times, 1966), inspired by a photograph taken in 1962 from Bettmann/Corbis.

Edward Albee
Edward Albee
was born in 1928. He was placed for adoption two weeks later and taken to Larchmont in Westchester County, New York, where he grew up. Albee's adoptive father, Reed A. Albee, the wealthy son of vaudeville magnate Edward Franklin Albee II, owned several theaters. His adoptive mother, Reed's third wife, Frances (Cotter), was a socialite.[1][2] He would later base the main character of his 1991 play Three Tall Women on his mother, with whom he had a conflicted relationship.[3] Albee attended the Clinton High School, then the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, from which he was expelled.[1] He then was sent to Valley Forge Military Academy
Valley Forge Military Academy
in Wayne, Pennsylvania, where he was dismissed in less than a year.[4] He enrolled at The Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Wallingford, Connecticut,[5] graduating in 1946. His formal education continued at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was expelled in 1947 for skipping classes and refusing to attend compulsory chapel.[5] Albee left home for good when he was in his late teens. In a later interview, he said: "I never felt comfortable with the adoptive parents. I don't think they knew how to be parents. I probably didn't know how to be a son, either."[6] In a 1994 interview, he stated that he left home at age 18 because "[he] had to get out of that stultifying, suffocating environment."[3] In a 2008 interview, he told interviewer Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
that he was "thrown out" because his parents wanted him to become a "corporate thug" and did not approve of his aspirations to become a writer.[7]

Albee at his Manhattan apartment in November 1994.

Career[edit]

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Edward Albee, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1961

Albee moved into New York's Greenwich Village,[4] where he supported himself with odd jobs while learning to write plays.[8] His first play, The Zoo Story, which was written in three weeks,[9] was first staged in Berlin
Berlin
in 1959 before eventually premiering Off-Broadway in 1960.[10] His next play, The Death of Bessie Smith, similarly premiered in Berlin
Berlin
before arriving in New York.[11] Albee's most iconic play, Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf?, opened on Broadway at the Billy Rose Theatre
Billy Rose Theatre
on October 13, 1962, and closed on May 16, 1964, after five previews and 664 performances.[12] The controversial play won the Tony Award for Best Play
Tony Award for Best Play
in 1963 and was selected for the 1963 Pulitzer Prize by the award's drama jury, but was overruled by the advisory committee, which elected not to give a drama award at all.[13] The two members of the jury, John Mason Brown and John Gassner, subsequently resigned in protest.[14] An Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the controversial play was released in 1966 starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, and Sandy Dennis. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry
National Film Registry
by the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[15] According to the New York Times, Albee was "widely considered to be the foremost American playwright of his generation."[16] The less than diligent student later dedicated much of his time to promoting American university theatre. Most recently, he served as distinguished professor at the University of Houston, where he taught an exclusive[clarification needed] playwriting course. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service[17] and Samuel French, Inc. Achievements and honors[edit] A member of the Dramatists Guild
Dramatists Guild
Council, Albee received three Pulitzer Prizes for drama—for A Delicate Balance (1967), Seascape (1975), and Three Tall Women (1994). Albee was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972.[18] In 1985, Albee was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.[19] In 1999, Albee received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a Master American Dramatist.[20] He received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement (2005);[21] the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1980); as well as the Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
and the National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
(both in 1996).[22] In 2009, Albee received honorary degree from the Bulgarian National Academy of Theater and Film Arts (NATFA), a member of the Global Alliance of Theater Schools.[citation needed] In 2008, in celebration of Albee's eightieth birthday, a number of his plays were mounted in distinguished Off Broadway venues, including the historic Cherry Lane Theatre
Cherry Lane Theatre
where the playwright directed two of his early one-acts, The American Dream and The Sandbox.[23] Philanthropy[edit] Albee established the Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc. in 1967, from royalties from his play Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf?. The foundation funds the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center (named after the composer William Flanagan, but better known as "The Barn") in Montauk, New York, as a residence for writers and visual artists.[24] The foundation's mission is "to serve writers and visual artists from all walks of life, by providing time and space in which to work without disturbance."[25] Personal life and death[edit] Albee was openly gay and stated that he first knew he was gay at age 12 and a half.[26] Albee was briefly engaged to Larchmont debutante Delphine Weissinger, and although their relationship ended when she moved to England, he remained a close friend of the Weissinger family. Growing up, he often spent more of his time in the Weissinger household than he did in his own, due to discord with his adoptive parents.[citation needed] Albee insisted that he did not want to be known as a "gay writer", stating in his acceptance speech for the 2011 Lambda Literary Foundation's Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement: "A writer who happens to be gay or lesbian must be able to transcend self. I am not a gay writer. I am a writer who happens to be gay."[27] His longtime partner, Jonathan Richard Thomas, a sculptor, died on May 2, 2005, from bladder cancer. They had been partners from 1971 until Thomas's death. Albee also had a relationship of several years with playwright Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
during the 1950s.[28] Albee died at his Montauk, New York, home on September 16, 2016, aged 88.[28][21][29] Awards and nominations[edit]

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Awards

1960: Drama Desk Award Vernon Rice Award: The Zoo Story 1963: Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Play: Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf? 1967: Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama: A Delicate Balance 1975: Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama: Seascape 1994: Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama: Three Tall Women 1995: St. Louis Literary Award from the Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University
Library Associates[30] 1996: National Medal of Arts 2002: Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? 2002: Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Play: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? 2003 Fitzgerald Award Award for Achievement in American Literature award which is given annually in Rockville Maryland, the city where Fitzgerald, his wife, and his daughter are buried. 2005: Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement 2005: Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award 2008: Drama Desk Award Special
Special
Award 2011: Edward MacDowell Medal for Lifetime Achievement 2011: Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement, Lambda Literary Foundation 2015: America Award in Literature

Nominations

1964: Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Play: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 1965: Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Author of a Play: Tiny Alice 1965: Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Play: Tiny Alice 1967: Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Play: A Delicate Balance 1975: Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play: Seascape 1975: Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Play: Seascape 1976: Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play: Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf? 1994: Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play: Three Tall Women 2001: Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama: The Play About the Baby 2003: Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? 2005: Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Revival of a Play: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Plays[edit] Works written or adapted by Albee:[31]

The Zoo Story
The Zoo Story
(1959) The Death of Bessie Smith (1960) The Sandbox (1960) Fam and Yam (1960) The American Dream (1961) Bartleby (adapted from the short story by Herman Melville
Herman Melville
(1961) Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf? (1962) The Ballad of the Sad Café
The Ballad of the Sad Café
(1963) (adapted from the novella by Carson McCullers) Tiny Alice (1964) Malcolm (1966) (adapted from the novel by James Purdy) A Delicate Balance (1966) Breakfast at Tiffany's (adapted from the novel by Truman Capote) (1966) Everything in the Garden (adapted from the play by Giles Cooper) (1967) Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (1968) All Over (1971) Seascape (1975) Listening (1976)

Counting the Ways (1976) The Lady from Dubuque (1980) Lolita (adapted from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov) (1981) The Man Who Had Three Arms (1982) Finding the Sun (1983) Walking (1984) Envy (1985) Marriage Play (1987) Three Tall Women (1991) The Lorca Play (1992) Fragments (1993) The Play About the Baby
The Play About the Baby
(1998) The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
(2000) Occupant (2001) Knock! Knock! Who's There!? (2003) Peter & Jerry, retitled in 2009 to At Home at the Zoo (Act One: Homelife. Act Two: The Zoo Story) (2004) Me Myself and I (2007)

Essays[edit]

Stretching My Mind: Essays 1960–2005, (Avalon Publishing, 2005). ISBN 9780786716210.

References[edit]

^ a b Weber, Bruce (September 17, 2016). "Edward Albee, Trenchant Playwright
Playwright
for a Desperate Era, Dies at 88". The New York Times.  ^ Thorpe, Vanessa (September 17, 2016). "Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf? playwright, dies aged 88". The Guardian. Retrieved September 17, 2016.  ^ a b "Albee Mines His Larchmont Childhood". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08.  ^ a b Simonson, Robert (September 16, 2016). "Edward Albee, Towering American Playwright, Dies at 88". Playbill. Retrieved September 17, 2016.  ^ a b Boehm, Mike (September 16, 2016). "Edward Albee, three-time Pulitzer-winning playwright and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf?' author, dies at 88". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 17, 2016.  ^ " Edward Albee
Edward Albee
Interview". Academy of Achievement. June 2, 2005. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012.  ^ Edward Albee
Edward Albee
on Charlie Rose, May 27, 2008. ^ Kennedy, Mark (September 16, 2016). "Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf? playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
dead at 88". Associated Press. Retrieved September 17, 2016.  ^ Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 8: Edward Albee." Archived July 16, 2012, at Archive.is, Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide, Retrieved June 28, 2007 ^ "Plays Produced in the Provincetown Playhouse
Provincetown Playhouse
in 1960s Chronological". Provincetown Playhouse. Retrieved 2012-09-02.  ^ Albee, Edward."The Death of Bessie Smith"The American Dream ; The Death of Bessie Smith ; Fam and Yam: Three Plays. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1962, ISBN 0-8222-0030-9, pp.46-48 ^ [1]"Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf?," Playbill Vault. Retrieved 15 December 2015 ^ "US playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
dies aged 88". BBC News. September 17, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.  ^ Kihss, Peter (May 2, 1967). "Albee Wins Pulitzer Prize; Malamud Novel is Chosen". The New York Times. Retrieved September 19, 2016.  ^ " Library of Congress
Library of Congress
announces 2013 National Film Registry selections" (Press release). Washington Post. December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013.  ^ "Edward Albee, Trenchant Playwright
Playwright
Who Laid Bare Modern Life, Dies at 88". NY Times. September 17, 2016. Retrieved December 16, 2016.  ^ "Dramatists Play Service". Dramatists.com. Retrieved May 21, 2012.  ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 6, 2011.  ^ "Broadway's Best". The New York Times. March 5, 1985.  ^ "Winners of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Awards PEN America". PEN. Retrieved September 20, 2016.  ^ a b Howard, Adam (September 16, 2016). "Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright
Playwright
Edward Albee
Edward Albee
Dead at 88". NBC News. Retrieved September 17, 2016.  ^ "Who We Are". The Edward F. Albee Foundation. Retrieved September 20, 2016.  ^ Brantley, Ben (April 2, 2008). "A Double Bill of Plays, Both Heavy on the Bile". The New York Times. Retrieved September 17, 2016.  ^ Grundberg, Andy (July 3, 1988). "The Artists of Summer". The New York Times.  ^ "Mission & History". The Edward F. Albee Foundation. Retrieved September 19, 2016.  ^ Shulman, Randy (March 10, 2011). "Who's Afraid of Edward Albee?". Metro Weekly. Archived from the original on April 12, 2014. CS1 maint: Unfit url (link) ^ " Playwright
Playwright
Edward Albee
Edward Albee
defends 'gay writer' remarks". National Public Radio. June 6, 2011.  ^ a b Pressley, Nelson (September 16, 2016). "Edward Albee, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright
Playwright
of Modern Masterpieces, Dies at 88". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 17, 2016.  ^ Jones, Chris (September 16, 2016). "Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
dies at age 88". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 17, 2016.  ^ "Recipients of the Saint Louis Literary Award". Saint Louis University. Retrieved July 25, 2016.  ^ "Works". Edward Albee
Edward Albee
Society. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

Solomon, Rakesh H. Albee in Performance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.

External links[edit]

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Plays by Edward Albee

The Zoo Story The Death of Bessie Smith The Sandbox The American Dream Who's Afraid of Virginia
Virginia
Woolf? Tiny Alice A Delicate Balance Everything in the Garden Box All Over Seascape The Lady from Dubuque Lolita The Man Who Had Three Arms Finding the Sun Marriage Play Three Tall Women The Play About the Baby The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo

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Virginia
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