Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Edward Albee, the American dramatist, was born in He has written and directed some of the best plays in. Edward Albee (), his plays include The Zoo Story (), The American Dream (), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (–62, Tony Award), Tiny. Peter and Jerry. act I: Homelife. Act II: The Zoo Story. By Edward Albee. Directed by Pam MacKinnon. Hartford Stage Company, Connecticut. 28 05

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An original by the scintillating Edward Albee and the condition of the book was near perfect!

Write a customer review. At Home at the Zoo: Located in the central lobby adjacent to The Irene Diamond Stage, the Signature Bookstore features numerous titles by and related to our Playwrights-in-Residence, as well as the works that inspired them, artist and staff favorites, and books related to the larger themes of our shows.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Overall it’s an easy read and ends on a strong note. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Read more Read less. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Scenic Designer Andrew Lieberman. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Trying to “astonish” him, she slaps him and then kisses him; he freezes. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. In an introduction to At Home at the Hojelife Like other Albee protagonists, both Peter and Ann are concerned with precision and accuracy; they try to pin things down with words.


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Katie Finneran and Robert Sean Leonard. His posture was collapsed, but he And while they are far more civil in dissecting the existential ennui of their marriage than earlier Albee couples George and Martha of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. A few throw pillows in ethnic textiles provided the only color. I continually am dazzled by Mr Albee’s talent! What a joy to read homeelife intelligent writing!

If you like Miller’s, Death of a Salesman, but want to read a modernist play with eccentric and engaging characters and dialogue, this is for you. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I really like the idea of producing both plays together, but Homelife does not live up to Zoo Story.

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No, I must be fair—it was junk, all of it. Accustomed to his obliviousness, apparently bemused by it, she persists until she engages him in conversation about her dissatisfactions with how predictable the life they’ve built together has become.

Frank Wood eschewed all flash in the central role of Peter but created a character who, while exasperatingly passive at times, was finally sympathetic. See all 16 reviews.

Project MUSE – Peter and Jerry. Act I: Homelife. Act II: The Zoo Story (review)

She returns to the kitchen, and he heads off to the park to read where, we know, he will have the fatal confrontation with Jerry. She tells him, “one night I sat for hours and thought about having my breasts cut off”; in the spirit of reciprocity, he reveals that he thinks his circumcision is “going away,” that his “penis seems to be retreating.


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Robert Sean Leonard and Katie Finneran. Homelife is in large part a very high-stakes dialogue about sex between long-married people, and the audience alternately chuckled and held its breath as the private moment on stage unfolded.

His gesture and gaze often went in opposite directions.

Two minor changes to the text of The Zoo Story allowed both plays to be set in the present. Homelife takes place in the spacious, modernist living room of the upper West Side home Peter shares with his wife Ann, their two daughters, the cats, and the parakeets.

Like much modernist writing, this play shows how small the divide really is regarding happiness between the wealthy and the poor.

Homelife and the Zoo Story Albee explains why he decided to change his one-act play into a two-act play:. Almost before I knew it, Homelife fell from my mind to the page … intact. Contact Contact Us Help. English Choose a language for shopping.