The following bibliography provides select published works by and about Edward Albee.


The American Dream and The Zoo Story. (New York: A Signet Book, Penguin Books, Inc., 1959)

The Zoo Story, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox (New York: Coward-McCann, 1960); republished with the addition of The American Dream as The Zoo Story and Other Plays (London: Cape, 1962)

The American Dream (New York: Coward-McCann, 1961; London: French, 1961)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (New York: Atheneum, 1962; London: Cape, 1964)

Tiny Alice (New York: Atheneum, 1965; London: Cape, 1966)

A Delicate Balance (New York: Atheneum, 1966; London: Cape, 1968)

Everything in the Garden (New York: Pocket, 1969)

Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung: Two Inter-Related Plays (New York: Atheneum, 1969; London: Cape, 1970)

All Over (New York: Atheneum, 1971; London: Cape, 1972)

Seascape (New York: Atheneum, 1975; London: Cape, 1976)

Counting the Ways and Listening, Two Plays (New York: Atheneum, 1977)

The Lady From Dubuque (New York: Atheneum, 1980)

The Plays. 4 Vols. (New York: Atheneum, 1981-82)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (New York: A Signet Book, Penguin Books, Inc., 1983)

Selected Plays of Edward Albee. (Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., 1987)

The Sandbox and The Death of Bessie Smith (with Fam and Yam), (New York: Plume, 1988)

Finding the Sun (New York: Dramatists Play Service Inc., 1994)

Edward Albee’s Marriage Play (New York: Dramatists Play Service Inc., 1995)

Three Tall Women (New York: Dutton, 1995)

Fragments: A Sit-Around (New York: Dramatists Play Service Inc., 1995)

Marriage Play (New York: Dramatists Play Service Inc., 1998)

Lolita adapted from Vladimir Nabokov’s novel (New York: Dramatists Play Service Inc., 1998)

Malcolm (New York: French, 1999)

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (New York: Overlook, 2000)

The Play About The Baby (New York: Overlook, 2003)

The Collected Plays of Edward Albee Volume 1 (New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2004)
Includes The Zoo Story; The Death of Bessie Smith; The Sandbox; The American Dream; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Ballad of the Sad Café; Tiny Alice; Malcolm

The Collected Plays of Edward Albee Volume 2 (New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2005)
Includes A Delicate Balance; Everything in the Garden; Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung; All Over; Seascape; Listening; Counting the Ways; The Lady from Dubuque

The Collected Plays of Edward Albee Volume 3 (New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2005)
Includes Lolita; The Man Who Had Three Arms; Finding the Sun; Marriage Play; Fragments; Occupant; The Play About The Baby; Knock! Knock! Whos There!?; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

Occupant (New York: French, 2009)

Me, Myself & I (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 2011)

At Home at the Zoo (New York: Duckworth, 2011)

Essays and Articles

“From Idea to Matter: Some Thoughts on Sculpture.” Introduction to Albee-curated exhibition catalogue: From Idea to Matter: Nine Sculptors. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, p. 7.

Stretching My Mind: The Collected Essays 1960 to 2005 (New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005).


Albee, Edward. “[Interview with Edward Albee].” Interview by Marian Seldes. Dir. Betty L.
Corwin. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, New York. 1996. Videocassette.

—, Bill Pullman, and Mercedes Ruehl. “Episode 20.” Interview by Charlie Rose. Dir. Mike Jay.
Thirteen WNET. New York: 31 May 2002.

Kolin, Philip C., ed. Conversations With Edward Albee. Jackson and London: UP of Mississippi, 1988.


Amacher, Richard E. Edward Albee at Home and Abroad: A Bibliography. New York: AMS Press, 1973.

Giantvalley, Scott. Edward Albee: a reference guide. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1987.

Green, Charles Lee. Edward Albee, an annotated bibliography, 1968-1977. New York: AMS Press, 1980.

Tyce, Richard. Edward Albee: A Bibliography. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1987.


Amacher, Richard E. Edward Albee. Rev. ed. Boston: Twayne: 1982.

American Drama: Edward Albee, Spring 1993. New York: St. Martin’s P, 1993.

Bigsby, C.W.E. Albee. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1969.

—, ed. Edward Albee: A Collection of Critical Essays, Twentieth Century Views series. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1975.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Edward Albee: Modern Critical Views. New Haven, CT: Chelsea House, 1987.

Bottoms, Stephen, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Edward Albee. Cambridge: Cambridge
University, 2006.

Cohn, Ruby. Edward Albee. Pamphlets on American Writers No. 77. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1969.

Crespy, David A. Richard Barr: The Playwright’s Producer. Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.

Debusscher, Gilbert. Edward Albee: Tradition and Renewal. Trans. Anne D. Williams. Brussels: American Studies Center, 1967.

De La Fuente, Patricia, ed. Planned Wilderness: Interviews, Essays, and Bibliography. Living Author Series No. 3. Edinburg, TX: Pan American University, 1980.

Dircks, Phyllis T. Edward Albee: A Literary Companion. Jefferson: McFarland, 2010.

Gussow, Mel. Edward Albee: A Singular Journey. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.

Hayman, Ronald. Edward Albee. New York: Ungar, 1971.

Hirsch, Foster. Who’s Afraid of Edward Albee? Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book, 1978.

Horn, Barbara Lee. Edward Albee: A Research and Production Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.

Kolin, Philip C. and J. Madison Davis, Eds. Critical Essays on Edward Albee. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1986.

Mann, Bruce J., ed. Edward Albee: A Casebook. New York, NY: Garland Science, 2001.

McCarthy, Gerry. Edward Albee. New York: St. Martin’s P, 1987.

Nayar, Rana. Edward Albee: Towards a Typology of Relationships. New Delhi, India: Prestige, 2003.

Paolucci, Anne. From Tension to Tonic: The Plays of Edward Albee. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1972.

—. Edward Albee (The Later Plays). Griffon House, 2010.

Roudane, Matthew C. Understanding Edward Albee. Columbia: U South Carolina P, 1987.

—. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf: Necessary Fictions, Terrifying Realities. Twayne’s Masterwork Studies No. 34. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1990.

Rutenberg, Michael E. Edward Albee: Playwright in Protest. New York: Avon, 1969.

Solomon, Rakesh H. Albee in Performance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.

Stenz, Anita Maria. Edward Albee: The Poet of Loss. The Hague: Mouton, 1978.

Vos, Nelvin. Eugene Ionesco and Edward Albee; a critical essay. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 1968.

Wasserman, Julian N. ed. Edward Albee: An Interview and Essays. Lee Lecture Series, U of St. Thomas, Houston. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 1983.

Zinman, Toby. Edward Albee. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008.