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By Edward Albee

This new assortment good points 3 acclaimed one-act performs from Edward Albee's early years. With the preliminary productions of The demise of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, and the yankee Dream, Albee consolidated his popularity as an excellent new expertise of the recent York theater scene. those 3 performs take on significant topics similar to race kinfolk, American kinfolk existence, and the essence of theater itself -- every one of which nonetheless proceed to resonate. Representing the daring and interesting sessions within the then younger occupation of largely consideredAmerica's hottest and ingenious playwrights, this variation is a must have for theater enthusiasts.

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