Everything you need to understand or teach A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee.
In 1994, after enduring a lull in his theatrical career, Edward Albee won his third Pulitzer Prize for drama. In 1996, Edward Albee's play, A Delicate Balance, celebrating its thirtieth birthday on Broadway, won a Tony Award for the best revival play of the year. Together, these awards mark the enduring qualities of both the playwright and his play.
A Delicate Balance was first produced at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway on September 12, 1966. It came four years after Albee's other huge Broadway hit Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962). Both of these plays deal with a recurring theme of Albee's, which entails a sense of missed opportunity and loss. Both plays also deal with dysfunctional relationships. Both were commercial successes, more easily understood and appreciated by general audiences than Albee's previous and intermediate plays that leaned toward the absurd. One main difference between the two plays is that Who's Afraid of...
A Delicate Balance: A Play Lesson Plans contain 103 pages of teaching material, including: