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    DescriptionA premiere playwright, Edward Albee is also a gifted director. "Albee in Performance" details Albee's directorial vision and how that vision animates his plays. Having had extraordinary access to Albee as director, Rakesh H. Solomon reveals how Albee has shaped his plays in performance, the attention he pays to each aspect of theatre, and how his conception of the key plays he has directed has evolved over a five-decade career. Solomon pays careful attention to the major works, from "The American Dream" and "Zoo Story" to Albee's best-known work, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", as well as to later plays such as "Marriage Play" and "Three Tall Women". The book also includes interviews with Albee and his collaborators on all aspects of staging, from rehearsal to performance.


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    Title
    Albee in Performance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rakesh Herald Solomon, Foreword by Edward Albee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780253222053
    ISBN 10: 0253222052
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 595
    DC22: 812.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    DC22: 812/.54
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: ANB
    BISAC V2.8: PER011040
    B&T Approval Code: A07203600
    DC22: 792.0233092
    BISAC V2.8: PER011010, PER018000
    LC classification: PS3551.L25 Z885 2010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: DRA001000
    Thema V1.0: ATD, ATFB, ATC
    Illustrations note
    20 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Indiana University Press
    Imprint name
    Indiana University Press
    Publication date
    18 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN
    Author Information
    Rakesh H. Solomon teaches in the Department of Theatre and Drama at Indiana University Bloomington.
    Review quote
    "What is so enjoyable about this study is that it reflects all the complex choices that go into staging a live performance." Matthew Roudane, Georgia State University "Anyone wishing to study not only me as a director/author, but the creative mind at practical work will be gratified." Edward Albee
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments; Foreword by Edward Albee 1. Albee in the Theatre; 2. Casting Practices and Director's Preparation; 3. The American Dream; 4. The Zoo Story; 5. Fam and Yam and The Sandbox; 6. Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung; 7. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; 8. Marriage Play; 9. Three Tall Women; 10. Albee's Double Authoring; 11. Albee and His Collaborators on Staging Albee: From The Zoo Story to The Goat: Albee Directs Albee, The Lady From Dubuque, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Albee Directs Beckett, Marriage Play, Three Tall Women, The Goat, or, Who is Sylvia? Works Cited; Index