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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.
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Albee, Edward; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Lazarre, Adam; and Anderson, Mark, "Edward Albee: 02-04-1981" (1981). Writers Forum Videos. Video 14.