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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Albee, Edward Franklin Born 1928. American playwright. Best known for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1967 for A Delicate Balance, in 1975 for Seascape, and in 1994 for Three Tall Women.

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  • n. United States dramatist (1928-)

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Examples

  • At the moment celebrated American playwright Edward Albee is in Australia as a guest of the US Studies Centre and to run script development workshops.

    Edward Albee and a Fish out of Water « Write Anything

  • This production reinserts much of the humor in Albee’s words back into the mix, making the whole affair a little less Suddenly, Last Summer, if you know what I mean.

    For Your (Re)consideration

  • But the most newsworthy part of the article is Albert "Albee" Thomas 'plans for building alternative-fuels refilling stations along Route 66:

    Route 66 Guide

  • But, though Goldman's marital slugfest has echoes of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, to a contemporary audience it has little relevance.

    The Lion in Winter - review

  • An often agonizing, hilariously warped study of marital dysfunction, "Woolf" was the brainchild of first-time director Mike Nichols and Ernest Lehman, who adapted Albee's scabrous work.

    John Farr: Elizabeth Taylor: Star

  • The launch of the Procter & Gamble Co. spray in the late 1990s slowly "drove consumer awareness and consumer acceptance," for the concept that odor-eliminating products can work, says Eric Albee , chief executive of Aromatic Fusion Inc., a Bensalem, Pa.-based company that makes fragrances and plastics.

    Gee, Your Trash Smells Terrific

  • Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a drama of gut wrenching psychological intensity.

    Matthew Biberman: Tennessee Williams: The American Shakespeare

  • Forty-eight years after the fact, it's easy to forget that the controversy that greeted the premiere of "Virginia Woolf" — which in 1962 was thought by many Americans to be frank to the point of obscenity — actually made Edward Albee famous.

    Heard of Any Great Playwrights Lately?

  • How many Americans discovered live theater a half-century ago because they happened to read about Edward Albee in Life or see him on "The Tonight Show"?

    Heard of Any Great Playwrights Lately?

  • Bentley, who received the Academy's gold Medal of Honor, was introduced by Edward Albee, who commented, "I hope he is still proud of his enemies, as he should be, and still as tolerant of his admirers."

    Howard Kissel: The American Academy

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