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Inventory of the Albee Directs Albee Collection
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  • Creator: Albee Directs Albee
    Title: Albee Directs Albee Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1976-1979
    Extent: 1.2 linear feet
    Abstract: The Albee Directs Albee project was a forty week international tour of universities and arts centers throughout the United States, South Korea, and Japan, during which Edward Albee, Pulitzer Prize winning American dramatist, directed the troupe in presenting eight of his one-act plays. The collection contains scripts, promotional materials, photographs, and reel-to-reel recordings relating to the production.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-131
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    History

    The Albee Directs Albee project was a forty week international tour of universities and arts centers throughout the United States, South Korea, and Japan, during which Edward Albee directed the troupe in presenting eight of his one-act plays. The tour commenced on August 27, 1978 at the State University of New York, Stony Brook and was completed on June 15, 1979 at the Urban Centre in Hong Kong.
    The eight plays, all one-acts, were divided into three performances: I. The Zoo Story and The American Dream, II. Fam and Yam, The Sandbox, and Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse Tung, and III. Counting the Ways and Listening. The plays were directed by Albee while the project was produced by Mark Hall Amitin. The company of actors included: Eileen Burns, Catherine Bruno, Patricia Kilgarriff, Wyman Pendleton, and Stephen Howe.
    Edward Albee (1928- ), Pulitzer Prize winning American dramatist, began writing plays at age thirty. His first play was The Zoo Story, which was awarded the Vernon Rice Award. He is best known for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), his first full-length drama. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980, and in 1996 received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005 he was awarded the special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

    Scope and Content

    Scripts, promotional materials, photographs, and reel-to-reel recordings relating to the forty week tour of the Albee Directs Albee Project.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in four series: Scripts, Promotional Materials, Reel-to-Reel Recordings, and Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Albee, Edward, 1928---Archives.
    American drama--20th century
    Theater--United States
    One-act plays

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from Mark Hall Amitin in 1981.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Albee Directs Albee Collection, D-131, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.