Thursday, July 8, 2010

Portrait of the artist: Edward Albee, playwright | Stage | The Guardian

Cover of "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?"Cover of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

Portrait of the artist: Edward Albee, playwright | Stage | The Guardian: "What is the biggest threat to the arts?

The fact that education is not educating young people in their responsibilities to the arts. People get their cues from television and sitcoms."
Which artists do you most admire?

Good ones.

Would you like to give any examples?

Nope. They know who they are.
Born: An orphan in Richmond, Virginia, 1928.

Career: Best known for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (1996); winner of three Pulitzer prizes.

High point: "I hope it hasn't happened yet."

Lowest point: "I hope it has happened."

Born: An orphan in Richmond, Virginia, 1928.

Career: Best known for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (1996); winner of three Pulitzer prizes.

High point: "I hope it hasn't happened yet."

Lowest point: "I hope it has happened."