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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And … I though it was fine, though it nagged me just a bit that it seemed to be not quite a two-character play—Jerry being so much longer a role—but more a one-and-a-half-character one. No, I must be fair—it was junk, all of it. In an introduction to At Home at the Zoo: Explore the Home Gift Guide. A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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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. However, Homelife may only be performed as part of the full length play At Home at the Zoo.

Unlike the original, Albee added a first act and closes with a revised version of the original play. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Like other Albee protagonists, both Peter and Ann are concerned with precision and accuracy; they try to pin things down with words. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Trying to “astonish” him, she slaps him and then kisses him; he freezes. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. First Performance as At Home at the Zoo: See all 16 reviews. Some might say that the conclusion’s revision isn’t as effective but I believe that it was changed to be more subtle, more literary without seeming so.

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Overall it’s an easy read and ends on a strong note. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Costume Designer Kaye Voyce. Contact Contact Us Help. 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, homelif the parakeets.

It HL just seems a little haphazard and under-developed, while ZS is quick and witty. Enter your name and email address below to receive emails from Signature Theatre, including on-sale dates, special offers, exclusive videos and much more! A balding and bespectacled Peter is so sunk in reading one of the textbooks published by his company that when Ann enters from the kitchen, dishtowel in hand, and labee “We should talk,” he takes no notice of her.

The pervasive security of their lives has left Ann feeling quietly desperate.