You’re alive …

You’re alive only once, as far as we know, and what could be worse than getting to the end of your life and realizing you hadn’t lived it?

– Edward Albee

9322

born: in Virginia, The United States March 12, 1928
gender: male
genre: Theater, Literature & Fiction

Edward Franklin Albee III is an American playwright known for works including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story, The Sandbox and The American Dream. His works are considered well-crafted and often unsympathetic 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 Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett, and Eugène Ionesco.

Younger American playwrights, such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, credit Albee’s daring mix of theatricalism and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s. Albee’s dedication to continuing to evolve his voice — as evidenced in later production…more

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9322.Edward_Albee

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3 thoughts on “You’re alive …

  1. ‘For half a century, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has brought a Theatre of the Absurd sensibility to the American stage. He turns 85 today.’
    Happy birthday, Edward! 😀
    – Goodreads

  2. Happy birthday to Edward!
    Thank you Gita for the quote.

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