Edward Albee Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

What does Edward Albee mean when he writes in The Zoo Story, “sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly”?

How has Albee’s concept of civility in marriage evolved from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to Homelife?

Is physical violence, either expressed or inferred, a necessary component of Albee’s work?

Albee’s assessment is that his plays are usually stylistically different from one another. What do you think?

Critics have seen homosexual echoes/images in all of Albee’s plays. Do you agree?

The statement has been made that Albee is obsessed with death and that it is a running character in his plays. What is your opinion?