Free Edward Albee Essays and Papers

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  • The Reinvention of King Lear

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    Klein Hamlet) or The Tempest reworked as children's theatre (The Island of Anyplace), this production is, more often than not, a new interpretation of the ancient text. While the average audience member may never have heard of modern masters like Albee, Beckett, or Chekov, no matter their station in life or how far away that we get from the Elizabethan era, they have heard of William Shakespeare. Moreover, there are theatre practitioners who dedicate the entirety of their careers to the performing

  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Fun and Games – What are the games, and how much fun do people have? The play begins with George and Martha, who have just returned from a welcoming-party at the college. From the first moments of the play, the audience are made aware of the great differences between these two characters. Martha is said to be a “large, boisterous” woman, whereas George is referred to as a “thin” man, with hair that is going grey. Martha is an aggressive and loud woman, but

  • The Reflection of Self-realization in the Major Dramatic Works of Arthur Miller in the Light of Aristotelian Definition of Anagnorisis

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    true nature or comprehend his plight and the factors that have brought him to his current state. One modern definition of anagnorisis is “the tragic hero’s recognition of himself and the essence of life.”3 ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd Edward Albee, The University of Toledo, 1972. 6. Welland, Dennis, Arthur Miller, New York: Grove Press, 1961, pp. 38-39. 7. Atkinson Brook. Critic at Large: Definition of Tragedy Finds Examples in Life as well as Literature, New York Times, December 12, 1961

  • Postmodernism And Modernism Essay

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    INTRODUCTION I’m convinced that what happens in my plays could happen anywhere, at any time, in any place, although the events may seem unfamiliar at first glance. (Pinter, Harold Pinter: Plays, 2 ix) Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest post-war generation dramatists, Harold Pinter’s fame rests on not only his popular dramas, poems, sketches, short stories, but also on his political activism which is rooted in his concern for people and their impoverished mental and