Playwright Edward Albee (88) died

Playwright Edward Albee (88) died

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The acclaimed American playwright Edward Franklin Albee is Friday at the age of 88, died in New York.

Albee is best known for his play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. He received in his career three times the Pulitzer Prize.

Albee died at his home in Long Island, reports his assistant to AP. A cause of death is not given.

The plays of Albee were marked by vitriolic humour and dark themes. In the more than 25 plays that he wrote were such topics as marriage, education, religion, and class distinctions are discussed.

Albee was after the death of Arthur Miller and August Wilson considered to be one of the greatest living playwrights of the United States.

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