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Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo

Edward Albee

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ISBN 13: 9781590205242
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8"

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“I’ve been to the zoo.”

These opening words usher the audience into one of the most iconic plays in American theater history: The Zoo Story. More than fifty years later, master playwright Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?) wrote a prequel to this classic. Home Story contains the events in Peter’s life immediately preceding his encounter with Jerry on the park bench and is every bit as powerful as the original. We meet Ann, Peter’s wife, and see the conversation that compelled Peter to go for that fateful walk in the park. For the first time collected in one volume, At Home at the Zoo is a must for any theater lover.

EDWARD ALBEE is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and President of The Edward F. Albee Foundation. Mr. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980, and in 1996 received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005 he was awarded the special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

“An essential and heartening experience.”--The New York Times

“The greatest living playwright.”--The New Yorker

“This marriage of new and old Albee contains many nuggets of revelation and pays off richly in the end.”--San Francisco Chronicle “Masterful & Riveting.”--Philadelphia Inquirer

“A thoroughly satisfying package of jagged-edged provocation.”--Newsday “Albee throws the abyss in our faces with exhilarating, articulate, daring and dark, grown-up dazzle.”--Chicago Tribune

“[Albee] helped to change the shape of contemporary drama.”--The New York Times

“He is rightly recognized as one of the key figures in twentieth century American drama, a peer of Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Sam Shepard and a dramatist of exemplary courage, ambition, and resilience.”--The New York Review of Books

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