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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 245

• Imagine that you are a theater critic who has just attended a performance of Tiny Alice. Write the review to run in your local paper. Consider the essential message of the play in your article.

• Find out more about the Theater of the Absurd. Read plays from this school, such as Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano or Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Based on your research and your readings, do you think Tiny Alice is Absurdist drama. Why or why not?

• Read another of Albee’s plays. Compare the play to Tiny Alice. Consider themes, characterization, symbolism, and philosophical underpinnings.

• Conduct research to find out about some major controversies that have existed in the belief system within the Church. What are different ways in which people have regarded God and faith over the years?

• The Catholic Church and its rituals are filled with many symbols. Find out what some of these symbols are. How many religious symbols do you find in the play?

• The 1960s were a time of great change in the way Americans regarded religion. To many people, religion had lost its influence. How has religion been regarded in the 1990s? Has there been many changes in the way people have used religion and religious thoughts and ideals?

• Find out more about Albee’s works. How would you categorize his body of work? What issues were of greatest concern to him? How do his early plays differ from his later plays?

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