Edward Albee Writing Styles in Seascape

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Setting

Seascape is set on a beach in a time contemporary with when the play was written. Though It is unstated in the text, several critics have assumed that the action takes place somewhere on the east coast of the United States. All of the play is confined to one afternoon. This physical setting emphasizes the transitional state of the characters lives. It is one of many symbols in the play.

Fantasy

There is critical debate over exactly what genre of play Seascape is. Some believe it is a comedy, while others see it as absurdist, satirical, or allegorical. Most agree that there is an element of fantasy involved. While Nancy and Charlie are humans and act accordingly, Leslie and Sarah are fantastic creations. They are human-sized lizards that have left their life ill the sea to live on land. They speak: perfect English and understand some aspects of...

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