Edward Albee Has Passed

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Edward Albee Has Passed#1
Posted: 9/16/16 at 8:46pm
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Edward Albee Has Passed#2
Posted: 9/16/16 at 9:20pm

My heart sank when I saw the news. Theatre would not be the same without him. May his soul rest in peace. 

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Edward Albee Has Passed#3
Posted: 9/16/16 at 10:12pm

I have to watch "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" at least once a year. So glad it's on Blu-ray now.

It. Is. A. Masterpiece.

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Edward Albee Has Passed#4
Posted: 9/16/16 at 10:17pm

Rest In Peace Mr. Albee...

Thank you for all that you have left us...

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Edward Albee Has Passed#5
Posted: 9/16/16 at 10:19pm

Ya think they will dim the lights for him?

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Edward Albee Has Passed#6
Posted: 9/16/16 at 10:29pm

"A writer who happens to be gay or lesbian must be able to transcend self. I am not a gay writer. I am a writer who happens to be gay." - RIP Edward Albee.

But that doesn't matter, because we're all here. And with all of our differences we have one thing in common. We're all gay.
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Edward Albee Has Passed#7
Posted: 9/16/16 at 11:16pm

Fun fact: Before Albee's big break in Germany with THE ZOO STORY, he dated a musician named Bill Flanagan - who was friends with Charles Strouse. The three would hang out and drink together, and Albee showed Strouse THE ZOO STORY, when it was still handwritten.

Strouse: "...years later, when I first saw WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? I couldn't help but notice that the dialogue sounded very much like the way all of us had talked back in the days when we all hung out and drank in Bill's apartment on Christopher Street."

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Edward Albee Has Passed#8
Posted: 9/16/16 at 11:54pm

Great talent.  RIP.

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Edward Albee Has Passed#9
Posted: 9/17/16 at 12:09am

Rest in peace to an absolutely incredibly playwright.

They've got to dim the lights for him - it's an absolute no brainer. 

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Edward Albee Has Passed#10
Posted: 9/17/16 at 12:19am

I was at the theater tonight and when the lights came up for intermission, word spread through the theater immediately. It was sad but also nice to learn this heartbreaking news with a thousand other people feeling exactly the way I did at that moment. 

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Edward Albee Has Passed#11
Posted: 9/17/16 at 12:31am

 

Give a listen. Shed a tear. Marvel at the talent.

 

 

Stritch as Martha. (Audio only.)

 

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Edward Albee Has Passed#12
Posted: 9/17/16 at 12:36am

Such a sad loss. I'm watching Virginia Woolf tonight in his memory (The film version, though excellent, is the only version I have. Sad to say I've never seen the original stage edition). 

Rest in peace.

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Edward Albee Has Passed#13
Posted: 9/17/16 at 1:06am

The original cast was recorded in what was an experiment in using the new LP format at the time (it never became a thing).
It's astounding and available on iTunes (and I assume Amazon) 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/whos-afraid-virginia-woolf/id835134182

 

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Edward Albee Has Passed#14
Posted: 9/17/16 at 2:47am

"I swear, if you existed, I'd divorce you."

Cheers to a legend - RIP Mr. Albee.

Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
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Edward Albee Has Passed#15
Posted: 9/17/16 at 9:00am

Will never be replaced. Never. I wonder how far along he got with Edward Albee's Laying an Egg ? Signature promised it a few years ago.

My favorite Albees:

Who's Afraid...

Lady from Dubuque...

The Goat...

Delicate Balance.

 

Yours?

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Edward Albee Has Passed#16
Posted: 9/17/16 at 7:09pm

So mad I missed the most recent revival of Woolf. Anyone have thoughts on who they would like to see in a future revival?