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Three tall women

Presents the script of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that illuminates the events of a ninety-two-year-old woman's life while she lies in a stroke-induced coma.

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  • "Edward Albee's three tall women"@en
  • "3 tall women"@en
  • "Three tall women"

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  • "Presents the script of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that illuminates the events of a ninety-two-year-old woman's life while she lies in a stroke-induced coma."@en
  • "As an imperious, acerbic old woman lies dying, she is tended by two other women and visited by a young man."@en
  • "As an imperious, acerbic old woman lies dying, she is tended by two other women and visited by a young man."
  • "In act one, a young lawyer, "C," has been sent to the home of a client, a ninety-two-year-old woman, "A," to sort out her finances. "A," frail, perhaps a bit senile, resists and is of no help to "C." Along with "B," the old woman's matronly paid companion/caretaker, "C" tries to convince "A" that she must concentrate on the matters at hand. In "A's" beautifully appointed bedroom, she prods, discusses and bickers with "B" and "C," her captives. "A's" long life is laid out for display, no holds barred. She cascades from regal and charming to vicious and wretched as she wonders about and remembers her life: her husband and their cold, passionless marriage; her son and their estrangement. How did she become this? Who is she? Finally, when recounting her most painful memory, she suffers a stroke. In act two, "A's" comatose body lies in bed as "B" and "C" observe no changes in her condition. In a startling coup-de-theatre, "A" enters, very much alive and quite lucid. The three women are now the stages of "A's" life: the imperious old woman, the regal matron and the young woman of twenty-six. Her life, memories and reminiscences -- pondered in the first act -- are now unceremoniously examined, questioned, accepted or not, but, at last, understood. In the end, her son arrives and kneels at her bedside, but it is too late. - Back cover."@en
  • "Earning a Pulitzer and three Best Play awards for 1994, Edward Albee has, in Three Tall Women, created a masterwork of modern theater. As an imperious, acerbic old woman lies dying, she is tended by two other women and visited by a young man. Albee's frank dialogue about everything from incontinence to infidelity portrays aging without sentimentality. His scenes are charged with wit, pain, and laughter, and his observations tell us about forgiveness, reconciliation, and our own fates. But it is his probing portrait of the three women that reveals Albee's genius. Separate characters on stage in the first act, yet actually the same "everywoman" at different ages in the second act, these "tall women" lay bare the truths of our liveshow we live, how we love, what we settle for, and how we die. Edward Albee has given theatergoers, critics, and students of drama reason to rejoice. - Publisher."@en

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  • "Drama"
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  • "Theater programs"

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  • "Three tall women"@en
  • "Three tall women"
  • "Trois femmes grandes"
  • "Drei große Frauen [Programmheft]"
  • "Three Tall Women"@en
  • "Three tall women : a play in two acts"
  • "Three tall women : a play in two acts"@en
  • "Drei große Frauen"
  • "Three Tall Women : a Play in Two Acts"
  • "Edward Albee's Three tall women"@en
  • "Edward Albee's Three tall women"
  • "Tri visoke ┼żenske"@sl
  • "Three tall women a play in two acts"
  • "Three tall women a play in two acts"@en
  • "3 Tall Women"