Albee, Edward

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Name
Albee, Edward Gender: M
Edward Franklin Albee III
born on 12 March 1928
Place Washington, District of Columbia, 38n54, 77w02
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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Edward Albee (photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1961)

Biography

American playwright known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) and A Delicate Balance (1966). He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama three times. His works are often considered as well-crafted, frank 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. His middle period comprised plays that explored the psychology of maturing, marriage, and sexual relationships. 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).

Albee was openly gay and stated that he first knew he was gay at age 12 and a half. He insisted, however, that he did not want to be known as a "gay writer." His longtime partner, Jonathan Thomas, a sculptor, died on 2 May 2005 from bladder cancer. They had been partners from 1971 until Thomas's death. Albee also had a relationship of several years with playwright Terrence McNally during the 1950s.

Albee died at his Montauk, New York, home on 16 September 2016, aged 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1963 (Tony Award for Best Play)
  • Work : Prize 1967 (Pulitzer Prize for Drama)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1971 (Jonathan Thomas)
  • Work : Prize 1975 (Pulitzer Prize for Drama)
  • Work : Prize 1994 (Pulitzer Prize for Drama)
  • Work : Prize 2002 (Tony Award for Best Play)
  • Work : Prize 2005 (Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Edward Albee: A Literary Companion by Phyllis T. Dircks (McFarland, 2010), p. 5: "March 12, 1928 Louise Harvey, a woman abandoned by the father of her baby, gave birth to a son in Washington, D.C. The child, named Edward, was surrendered for adoption to the Alice Chapin Adoption Nursery in New York City two weeks later, on March 26; four days after that, on March 30, the baby was placed with a Larchmont couple who were childless, Reed and Frances Albee. On February 1, 1929, ten months later, he was formally adopted by Reed and Frances. The baby was named Edward Franklin Albee III after his paternal grandfather, Edward Franklin Albee II."

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Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (34 years with life partner, Jonathan Thomas)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Dramatist)
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Drama)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony