Interview with Edward Albee
Edward Albee calls his work "an examination of the American Scene, an attack on the substitution of artificial for real values in our society, a condemnation of complacency, cruelty, and emasculation and vacuity, a stand against the fiction that everything in this slipping land of ours is peachy-keen." "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" -- his most successful work -- was made into a 1966 film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. As in many Albee works, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" explores the inner lives of characters who are destructive, manipulative, and desperate. His latest play "The Goat (or Who is Sylvia?)" won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play.