American playwright (1928-). One of the leading dramatists of his generation. Much of his most characteristic work is an absurdist commentary on American life. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1962)is generally regarded as his finest play. The play presents an all-night drinking bout in which a middle-aged professor and his wife verbally lacerate each other in brilliant colloquial language. Albee's major plays include:

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Edward Albee died on September 16, 2016, he was 88 years old.

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