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Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 66 Nombre de pages
Michael Y. Bennett is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA.Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of... Lire la suite
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Auteur

Michael Y. Bennett is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA.



Résumé

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? shocked audiences and critics alike with its assault on decorum. At base though, the play is simply a love story: an examination of a long-wedded life, filled with the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and pain that accompany the passing of many years together.

While the ethos of the play is tragicomic, it is the anachronistic, melodramatic secret objectthe nonexistent "son"that upends the audience's sense of theatrical normalcy. The mean and vulgar bile spewed among the characters hides these elements, making it feel like something entirely "new."

As Michael Y. Bennett reveals, the play is the same emperor, just wearing new clothes. In short, it is straight out of the grand tradition of living room drama: Ibsen, Chekhov, Glaspell, Hellmann, O'Neill, Wilder, Miller, Williams, and Albee.



Contenu

Acknowledgments

 

CHAPTER 1: The Play's Contexts

CHAPTER 2: The Play in Retrospect: Seeing the "New" as "Old"

CHAPTER 3: The Play and Players

CHAPTER 4: The Play's Legacy

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Détails sur le produit

Titre: Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781138097421
ISBN: 978-1-138-09742-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 66
Poids: g
Taille: H172mm x B119mm
Année: 2018