Edward Albee- American Playwright

30 Jan

Hello I am pleased and excited to share a lecture I went to tonight. A local private school- Savannah Country Day School sponsor a lecture series called Creative Minds. One of the lecturers was Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Edward Albee. Albee was best known for his plays Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, and Three Tall Women

My introduction to Edward Albee was through the play Whose Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? it played at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It starred Mercedes Rule and Patrick Stewart (from star trek fame). I  remember being mystified and totally enthralled. I later watched the movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton but it wasn’t the same as seeing the story unfold in front of you on stage.

I am excited to add another playwright to my collection- I met or rather stood near Arthur Miller who is by far my favorite playwright.  It is so much different than meeting a celebrity who stars in movies because people like Edward Albee and Arthur Miller made such an impact on American Culture. WOW!

Below are pictures from the event, including one of my mom getting his autograph.





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