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Edward Albee [electronic resource]

Digital Classics (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This program looks back and explores the work of Edward Albee, from 1962's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to 1994's Pulitzer Prize - winning drama Three Tall Women. Albee himself talks about the influence of his unusual childhood upon his work, his years in Greenwich Village, and his method of writing. In particular, he discusses a central theme in his work, the essential stripping away of illusion and self-delusion in order to live the extraordinary experience of life to the full. Fellow playwright John Guare and New York Times critic Frank Rich discuss Albee's particular style and legacy. The program also contains extracts from the stage version of Three Tall Women; from the film versions of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, and A Delicate Balance, with Katherine Hepburn; and specially staged readings from A Zoo Story and The American Dream.
Release Date
1995
Run Time
52 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 03, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Introduction to Edward Albee (1:42)
  • Success of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (2:38)
  • "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (2:43)
  • Love Story in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (2:37)
  • Albee on Alcohol (1:00)
  • "The Zoo Story" (1:54)
  • Off-Broadway Movement & Greenwich Village (2:57)
  • Conflict of Philosophies in "The Zoo Story" (2:15)
  • Motif of Miscommunication (0:50)
  • "The American Dream" & Theatre of the Absurd (2:48)
  • Titling "The American Dream" (0:54)
  • Albee's Conflict with Family (1:59)
  • "A Delicate Balance" (1:45)
  • Scene from "A Delicate Balance" (2:41)
  • illusions & Delusions (2:26)
  • Off-Off-Broadway Movement (1:56)
  • Albee's Writing Process (2:04)
  • Playwriting as Music (2:36)
  • Actors' Interpretation (1:27)
  • "Three Tall Women" (2:21)
  • Albee on Autobiographical Elements (2:21)
  • Inspiration for "Three Tall Women" Character (1:20)
  • Strained Relationship with Mother (2:26)
  • Valuing & Promoting Consciousness (1:46)
  • Perspectives on Happiness (1:11)
  • Credits: Edward Albee (0:39)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1995.
Publisher no.
6277 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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