Historia del zoo [Edward Albee] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. : Historia del zoológico, La () by Edward Albee and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible. The Zoo Story. Edward Albee for William Flanagan. CHARACTERS. PETER: A man in his early forties, neither fat nor gaunt, neither handsome nor homely He.

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Its prequel, “Homelife” written inhowever, can only be produced as a part of “Edward Albee’s at Home at the Zoo”.

It’s a play that I’m very happy I wrote. Homelife is interesting but Zoo Story is far superior. His first play, it was written in and completed in just three weeks. In addition to discussions about his adding an act and a character nearly 50 years after writing the original play, the theater community was taken aback by Albee’s announcement that he would no longer permit The Zoo Story to be produced by professional theater companies.

Because Peter’s humanity is emphasized in Homelife, and because the theme of human vs. Only non-professional and college theaters may produce The Zoo Story in its original version.

Plays by Edward Albee. Zoo Story, on the other hand, will grab you and give you a good shake, and you’ll remember it for some time. But it has some wonderful points and monologues, and is a zoologlco realistic portrayal of the complications that can exist in the most normal, happy, and “good” families.


Tony rated it it was amazing Jan aalbee, Eventually, Peter has had enough of his strange companion and tries to leave.

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Life in the Garden of Captives. Albee defended the change and the addition of a female character, Peter’s wife.

I first read Zoolpgico Zoo Story in a different edition: The Zoo Story review ” Theatre Journal Want to Read Currently Reading Read. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Want to Read saving…. Thanks albeee telling us about the problem. As interesting as Homelife is, it doesn’t hold a candle to At the Zoo, and I truly think it unnecessary as a prequel although certainly entertaining and as a fleshing-out of Peter’s character.

Today, professional theatre companies can produce “The Zoo Story” either as a part of “Edward Albee’s at Home at the Zoo” originally titled “Peter and Jerry”or as a standalone play.

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Sep 16, Danya rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 20, Gregorio rated it really liked it. Views Read Edit View history. Unexpectedly, Jerry pulls a knife on Peter, and then drops it as initiative for Peter to grab.

Steven rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Alyson rated it really liked it Nov 02, Dec 22, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Albee is a genius playwrighter Great dialogue; dramatic ending Peter is a foil for both Ann in act one and Jerry in act two.


In fact, in the end it is somewhat uplifting. Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Refresh and try histiria. These are technically two different plays and the 4 star is only because of Homelife; otherwise, the Zoo Story would be 5 stars.

It was every bit as good as I was hoping it would be. It was titled Peter and Jerry. Jerry is an isolated and disheartened man, desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another human being. Peter had to be more fleshed out. Homelife is a conversation between Peter and his wife Ann. Christopher Wallenberg wrote of The Zoo Story: Trivia About At Home at the Zoo. Which actually makes the second act, or second play, The Zoo Story, even more awful.

Webarchive template archiveis links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September This in turn makes the impact of The Zoo Story even greater.