"Three Tall Women" by Edward Albee Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Three Tall Women" by Edward Albee
An analysis of the fictionalized, psychological play about the author's complex and unlikable adoptive mother.
# 15079 | 2,700 words | 3 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2003 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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" Edward Albee's Three Tall Women is a remarkable play about an unlikable woman near the end of her long life. By means of its clever structure it dissects her life and character very thoroughly. This woman, identified only as A by the author, is completely unsympathetic but eventually, as understanding grows, she becomes, if not likable, at least comprehensible as a full human being rather than the caricature she at first appears to be. In the first act three characters, simply called A, B, and C hold a long conversation in a richly appointed bedroom. A is 92 years old, terribly fragile, and drifts from lucidity to brief moments of confusion, or indifference, as to her whereabouts. B is a 52-year-old woman who is A's care giver and C is 26, a young lawyer who has been sent by her firm to tend to details of A's estate. In the second act the three very different personalities..."

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