Book #30: The Zoo Story, by Edward Albee

Book #30: The Zoo Story, by Edward Albee

We’re starting a rather different unit in my Modern American Drama course since we’re moving into four of Edward Albee’s plays. Albee is an absurdist, and as that title might imply, his plays are kind of bizarre. The Zoo Story is just one scene centered around a bench in Central Park. A man named Jerry approached Peter, who’s sitting and reading on the bench, and the two exchange an odd conversation that takes an unexpected turn by the play’s conclusion. Overall, I think I enjoyed the play; it was a good introduction to the theatre of the absurd, and enough to keep me intrigued for the other three Albee plays I’ll be reading next week.

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