Academy of Lifelong Learning

READ A PLAY/SEE A PLAY IV: EDWARD ALBEE’SWHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

READ A PLAY/SEE A PLAY IV: EDWARD ALBEE’SWHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Fine & Performing Arts

Jean Austin

 

Jean Austin

Fridays, February 1 – February 22 (four weeks) 4:15 – 5:30 pm
Moderated Discussion

This course will coordinate with the Garfield Center for the Arts’s produc- tion of Edward Albee’s award-winning play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?directed by Gil Rambach, presented weekends February 8 – 24. After an introductory session covering Albee’s biography and place in American theatre, subsequent sessions will be devoted to reading and analyzing key scenes, which students will read aloud. On Sunday, February 24th, the class will attend the final production, following which we will have a Q & A with the director and cast. Students should purchase Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf: Definitive Edition (2004, 2005 revised, IBSN 978-0-8222- 1249-2) available on Amazon.

JEAN AUSTIN is very fond of Albee and has studied carefully the rela- tionship between Albee’s play and Mike Nichols’s 1966 film version with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. GIL RAMBACH has produced and directed over 280 plays in New Jersey and New York City theaters and as a high school drama director. This is his second time directing this play, but his first time as a director at the Garfield.