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    him as one of Americas leading dramatists. It enjoyed a stunning sold-out success in New York and has been staged across the country and around the world. It received Best Play awards from both the New York Drama Critics and Outer Critics Circle and it earned Albee his third Pulitzer Prize. Edward Albee is currently still playwriting, teaching, directing, and is having plays produced around the world.

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    The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

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    “I got the power of death” (Wilson 29). You might recognize this quote from Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson an African American play writer. In this essay I am going to highlight some things about his life. According to (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia) August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945 in the town of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was born Frederick August Kittel, Jr. Son of a German immigrant named Frederick August Kittel and his mother was an African-American named Daisy Wilson

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    My proposal to the class is the play A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee. It is a psychologically based drama dealing with the issues and complexities of upper-middle-class suburb dwellers. There are six characters, including two men and four women. All of the characters are in an adult age range. The plot of the play takes place in the living room of Agnes and Tobias, a middle-aged married couple as their life is disrupted by the coming and going of friends and family with many problems to face

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    Who's Afraid of Edward Albee?

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    Smith, The Sandbox, and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung were all released during Albee's thirties between 1959 and 1968 (Artists  1-2).  Edward Albee was born in the nation's capitol on March 12, 1928, and his career has brought him three Pulitzer Prizes over four decades, the first for A Delicate Balance in 1966 and the most recent in 1994 for Three Tall Women.  While Albee's original works established him as a leading voice in America's Theater of the Absurd, his more mature plays were representative

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    Eugene O'Neill

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    His plays were built around drama. Eugene is credited with rising up American Theater from its narrow roots. His career as a playwright consisted of three periods: realist plays, expressionistic plays, and then his return to realism. I will analyze his life and explain how these moments in life affected his plays. Eugene (Gladstone) O'Neill was born in New York City on October 16, 1888. O'Neill won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1936, and Pulitzer prizes for four of his plays: Beyond

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    of work available. Albee faced tremendous obstacles that were not always transparent to all. Edward was at odds with the environment and the expectations of his parents. As his plays were written, he often was at odds with the critics. He compared drama critics to Genghis Khan. A wealthy couple, Reed Albee and his wife Frankie wanted a child to enhance their public image; they adopted Edward when he was eighteen days old. He was the required heir to fulfill their familial expectations. As Edward grew

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    Taking a Deeper Look at The Piano Lesson by August Wilson Winner of multiple awards such as the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize, August Wilson is known most for his forceful cultural plays. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wilson was born to a white father that later abandoned his family, and a black mother. Wilson dropped out of school in the ninth grade after being accused of plagiarism. Wilson after went to public libraries and read

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    Anna Christie

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    O’Neill is considered the third most read playwright right under William Shakespeare and Bernard Shaw. He published thirty-two full length plays and twenty one-act plays during his lifetime. Furthermore, O’Neill earned multiple awards such as the Pulitzer Prize. Moreover, the success of his work helped reestablish abroad countries’ respect for American theatre. O’Neill was born on October 16, 1888 in the Barrett Hotel in Longacre Square, now known as Times Square. His life revolved around the theatre

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    Our Town

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    the richness of our theatre world. For decades it has remained a landmark of theatrical craftsmanship and a loving picture of American life. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Our Town depicts pathos set against a background of centuries of time, social history, and religious ideas. As the Stage Manager (who functions as a Greek chorus in the drama) says: "This is the way we were in our growing-up and in our marrying and in our doctoring and in our living and in our dying." Our Town is set in 1901 in

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    John Patrick Stanley’s Doubt: A Parable has already become a modern American theatre classic since its debut in 2004. The play’s critically-acclaimed run on Broadway won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2005. Three years later, it was turned into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Buffalo Laboratory Theatre’s production of Doubt has lived up to the drama’s successful history and

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