Death of Bessie Smith, the Sandbox, and the American Dream

Death of Bessie Smith, the Sandbox, and the American Dream

Format
Ebook
Price
$9.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781468307504
  • 128 Pages
  • Overlook Books
  • Adult

Overview

This new collection features three acclaimed one-act plays from Edward Albee’s early years. With the initial productions of The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, and The American Dream, Albee consolidated his reputation as a brilliant new talent of the New York theater scene. These three plays tackle major themes such as race relations, American family life, and the essence of theater itself — each of which still continue to resonate. Representing the bold and exciting periods in the then young career of widely consideredAmerica’s most popular and imaginative playwrights, this edition is a must-have for theater lovers.

Praise

"One of the few genuinely great living American dramatists" –Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Ever since he broke into theater history 50 years ago . . . [Albee] has been throwing the abyss in our faces with exhilarating, articulate, and daring grown-up dazzle." –Chicago Tribune
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