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US playwright Edward Albee dies aged 88 - 17 September 2016
"US playwright Edward Albee, the author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has died aged 88...
A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he was arguably America's greatest living playwright after the deaths of Arthur Miller and August Wilson in 2005..."
Edward Albee: the highs, lows and yet more highs of a remarkable career - 17 September 2016
"Author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? conquered critics and alcoholism on his way to winning three Pulitzer prizes."
Edward Albee was an instinctive puncturer of the American Dream - 17 September 2016
+ Edward Albee, playwright – obituary
Edward Franklin Albee (March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016) "was an American playwright known for works
such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962). His works are often considered as well-crafted, realistic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco
and Jean Genet. Younger American playwrights, such as Paula Vogel,
credit Albee's daring mix of theatricality and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s.
Later in his life, Albee continued to experiment in works such as The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002)."