Everything you need to understand or teach Tiny Alice by Edward Albee.
Tiny Alice first opened to audiences in New York in 1964. Almost immediately, the play spurred intense controversy and sparked a debate that was played out almost daily in newspapers and magazines. What did the play mean? demanded critics and viewers alike. Albee claimed in a press conference, and in his Author's Note when the text was published in 1965, that the play was quite clear, even simple, and thus did not need his explication. Despite Albee's assertions, people continued to have a hard time deciphering the play, in which characters are symbols, words and actions have multiple dimensions, and religious expression mixes with sexual fantasy.
Fortunately, a large body of work helps the current reader understand many important parts of the play, including symbolism, imagery, and underlying assumptions about religion. Critics have also been interested in how Tiny Alice fits in with the body of Albee's work. They have examined...
Tiny Alice Lesson Plans contain 127 pages of teaching material, including: