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Edward Albee

Scribes and songsmiths

Albee’s three-act debut with “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in 1962 stormed the Tonys with five awards, including best play, and established him as one of America’s premier playwrights when Broadway still had the ability to shock and surprise. Although the more cerebral “Tiny Alice,” “A Delicate Balance” and “Seascape” were less enthusiastically embraced, they have been oft-revived (and positively reappraised) since “Three Tall Women” re-established the playwright’s rep in 1994. Albee’s return to Broadway, with “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” in 2002 showed his creative powers to be in top form.

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