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Edward Albee was an American playwright, best known for plays such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, and Seascape. The interview begins with a discussion about creative art and its usefulness in sending messages to an audience. Albee then discusses the different types of theater and how they appeal to different audiences. He continues by talking about the plays he has adapted from books, the criticism he’s received for those adaptions, and a general discussion of why his critics critique him so harshly. The interview concludes with a discourse on film as a medium, the future of playwriting, and a discussion about Albee’s own plays and his writing process.

Date of Forum

2-4-1981

Season

13

Length of Video

48:56

Document Type

Video

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Library of Congress Name Authority File: Albee, Edward, 1928-2016

Removed 3.29 seconds of dead air at the beginning of the video.

The attached file is an abridged transcript titled: Living on the Precipice: A Conversation with Edward Albee. Edited by Mark Anderson and Earl Ingersoll.

Edward Albee: 02-04-1981

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