After twenty-one-year-old Edward Albee flunked out of college, he came home drunk and packed his bags, intending to leave home forever. He never spoke to his father again; and he would be estranged from his mother for seventeen years. He headed for New York City's Greenwich Village where he began to synthesize the experiences of his childhood and more into drafts of plays that would become The American Dream, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, Three Tall Women, and others. Setting the playwright in context to his personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Edward Albee and the plays he wrote. Read Albee in an Hour and experience his plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play!