Study Guide to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Other Works by Edward Albee

Study Guide to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Other Works by Edward Albee

by Intelligent Education

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Edward Albee, well renowned American dramatist and theatrical producer. Titles in this study guide include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story, and Tiny Alice.

As a major playwright of the twentieth century, Albee's work established him as a sharp critic of American values. Moreover, he expertly displayed slashing insight and witty dialogue in the gruesome portrayal of marriage, family life, and self revelation. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Albee's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work

- Character Summaries

- Plot Guides

- Section and Chapter Overviews

- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645420958
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 09/25/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 140
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Intelligent Education is a learning company with a mission to publish accessible resources and digital tools to educate the world. Their mission drives every project, from publishing books to designing software and online courses, film projects, mobile apps, VR/AR learning tools and more. IE builds tools to empower people who love to learn. Intelligent Education offers courses in science, mathematics, the arts, humanities, history and language arts taught by leading university professors from Wake Forest University, Indiana University, Texas A&M University, and other great schools. The learning platform features 3D models and 360 media paired with instructional videos for on-screen and Mixed Reality interaction that increases student engagement and improves retention. The IE team is geographically located across the United States and is a division of Academic Influence. Learn more at

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Introduction to Edward Albee 1 2) The Zoo Story 23 3) The Sandbox 27 4) Fam and Yam 30 5) The Death of Bessie Smith 32 6) The American Dream 37 7) Introduction to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 42 8) The Ballad of the Sad Café 44 9) Tiny Alice 49 10) Malcolm 54 11) A Delicate Balance 57 12) Everything in the Garden 64 13) Box-Mao-Box 66 14) All Over 74 15) Critical Analysis of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 79 16) Textual Analysis 82 Act One: Fun and Games 82 Act Two: Walpurgisnacht 87 Act Three: The Exorcism 92 17) Character Analysis 95 18) The Meaning of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 108 19) Essay Questions and Answers 120 20) Bibliography 127

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