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Click on the links below for guides to Edward Albee’s plays and other works. Guides include a synopsis, performance dates, revealing quotes from Albee, and more.

Entries marked with (*) contain a complete plot summary and a detailed critical analysis with works cited.

Entries marked with are award winning works.

1959   –   The Zoo Story (*) †

1960   –   The Sandbox

1960   –   The Death of Bessie Smith

1960   –   Fam and Yam

1961   –   The American Dream

1961   –   Bartleby (adapted from the short story by Herman Melville)

1962   –   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (*) †

1963   –   The Ballad of the Sad Café (adapted from the novella by Carson McCullers)

1964   –   Tiny Alice

1966   –   Malcolm (adapted from the novel by James Purdy)

1966   –   A Delicate Balance (*) †

1966   –   Breakfast at Tiffany’s (musical, adapted from the novella by Truman Capote)

1967   –   Everything in the Garden (adapted from the play by Giles Cooper)

1968   –   Box and Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

1971   –   All Over

1975   –   Seascape (*) †

1976   –   Listening

1976   –   Counting the Ways (*)

1980   –   The Lady From Dubuque

1981   –   Lolita (adapted from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov)

1982   –   The Man Who Had Three Arms

1983   –   Finding the Sun

1984   –   Walking

1985   –   Envy

1987   –   Marriage Play (*)

1991   –   Three Tall Women (*) †

1992   –   The Lorca Play

1993   –   Fragments

1998   –   The Play About the Baby (*)

2000   –   The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (*) †

2001   –   Occupant

2003   –   Knock! Knock! Who’s There!?

2004   –   Peter & Jerry (retitled in 2009 as At Home at the Zoo)

2008   –   Me, Myself & I

2009   –   At Home at the Zoo (originally titled in 2004 as Peter & Jerry)

Essays and Articles

2001   –   From Idea to Matter: Nine Sculptors

2005   –   Stretching My Mind: Essays 1960–2005

Collections

2004   –   The Collected Plays of Edward Albee (Volume 1, 1958-1965)

2005   –   The Collected Plays of Edward Albee (Volume 2, 1966-1977)

2005   –   The Collected Plays of Edward Albee (Volume 3, 1978-2003)

View our Edward Albee Bibliography for additional Collections