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 Posted: Wed Apr 21st, 2010 12:05 pm
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I'm working on a paper for school, and I need at least four secondary sources, such as critics or interviews about the play "The Sandbox," by Edward Albee. So far I've been able to find nothing. Any ideas?

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 Posted: Wed Apr 21st, 2010 01:36 pm
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Johnny,

I just Googled "The Sandbox Albee" and came up with a myriad of sources and information.

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No study of a playwright like Albee would be complete without a look at Martin Esslin's book, "The Theatre of the Absurd."  It's a seminal work in that area of scholarly study.

Of course, you'll want to look at more recent scholarly publications.  Places like JSTOR are a good place to look, especially if your school has subscriptions to scholarly journal databases, which will make things infinitely cheaper (check with your local research librarian; those guys can be life-savers and should be able to tell you what kinds of subscriptions/journals are available).  However, a groundbreaking text (in this case, Esslin's) is always a good place to start.

Best of luck!

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28,500 hits in .23 seconds. 

Where have you looked?

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Sounds like a case of poor search key-words.  I bet if you only search on "The Sandbox" Albee is way down the list...

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For all:

For an education in first rate theatre, rent "A Delicate Balance" starring Paul Scofield, Katharine Hepburn, Betsy Blair, Joseph Cotten, Kate Reid and Lee Remick.

Edd will back me up on this.

Turn off your cell phones, have absolutely no interruptions and just watch brilliance at work. Watch the Special Features interviewing Edward Albee.

It is the total script of the play =minus maybe one line - filmed by the brilliant director Tony Richardson.

Don't miss it.

best,

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 Posted: Tue Apr 27th, 2010 06:43 pm
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Ah, yes . . . be alone and willing to concentrate (this is for the playwright and not the general theatregoer) on the language of Albee and believe that within the play, in this case "A Delicate Balance," is a masterclass in playwriting and perhaps a lesson in thinking.

As many of you know, I would not be here today -- maybe I'd still be a hairdresser -- were it not for Edward Albee as seen through a young impressionable sailor sitting in the audience of the original production of "Tiny Alice."  It was my first transcendental experience.


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