Edward Albee | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lee Baxandall

This literature criticism consists of approximately 26 pages of analysis & critique of Edward Albee.
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Critical Essay by Lee Baxandall

SOURCE: "The Theatre of Edward Albee," in Tulane Drama Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, Summer 1965, pp. 19-40.

Albee receiving the Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Play of 1964, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Albee receiving the Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Play of 1964, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

In the following essay, Boxandoli delineates standard devices, situations, and character types in Albee's plays, in an effort to define the "core of Albee's viewpoint."

Edward Albee's theatre continues to be controversial. The discussion centers around two questions: one has to do with truth, and the other with dramatic structure. The first runs as follows: is the image of human relations in America which Albee presents justifiable because it is in some sense realistic, or is his an essentially flawed and perverted point of view? The second is: are there valid grounds for the invented child in Who...

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