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EDWARD ALBEE & THE EVOLUTION OF EXISTENTIALISM

Lazaridis Hall, Tom Patterson Theatre
Thursday, July 9
10:30 am

In Three Tall Women, Edward Albee returns to early themes of his work – the existential alienation of the individual within a failing society – but examines them with the longer perspective of time. Albee was one of the first modern American dramatists to refract Theatre of the Absurd into American theatre; now, from the perspective of our own time, we can trace how that alienation has continued to manifest in our contemporary digital world. Our panel discusses how Albee's existential themes resonate with today’s audiences.

Panellists:

  • Diana Leblanc, Director of Three Tall Women
  • Larry Switzky, Associate Professor of English and Drama at the University of Toronto and Co-Editor of the journal Modern Drama

Support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.


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