Essay title: Three Tall Women by Edward Albee
The play â€œthree tall womenâ€ by Edward Albee is written in two parts and has 110 pages. It was written in 1991 and published in 1994, in what same year it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was Edward Albeeâ€™s third Pulitzer Prize winning book after â€œADelicate Balanceâ€ and â€œSeascapeâ€. His most famous play â€œWhoâ€™s afraid of Virginia Woolf?â€ received the New York Drama critics Circle Award for Best Play.Edward Albee was born on March 12th 1928 somewhere in Virginia. His biological parents gave him up for adoption when he was two weeks old and he was taken up by Reed and Frances Albee. His new father was the heir to the famous Keith-Albee Theatre Circuit in Columbia, and thus it was Edwardsâ€™s fortune to be surrounded by wealth and privilege from nearly the beginning of his life. Albeeâ€™s relationship with his adoptive parents was fraught with discord and he freely admits that he was a problem child.
There was, however, one member of the family that he had a very close relationship with. That person was Frances Albeeâ€™s mother, Grandma Cotta, who inspired him to write the play â€œThree Tall Womanâ€.In the play he deals with his relationship with his mother from a different perspective. Also did Edward leave his home when he was eighteen because of his bad relationship with his parents and his homosexuality, what is the same as the son of the main character in â€œThree Tall Womenâ€. The first act of the play takes in the bedroom.