Scope and Content
Albee Directs Albee
Title: Albee Directs Albee Collection
Date (inclusive): 1976-1979
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
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University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-131
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
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
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,
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
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.
Acquired from Mark Hall Amitin in 1981.
[Identification of item], Albee Directs Albee Collection, D-131, Department of Special Collections,
General Library, University of California, Davis.
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