October 1, 1989 |
With sunlight streaming into the living room of his suite at a West Hollywood low-profile/high-celebrity hotel, Edward Albee ruminated on what it's like to direct his own plays. "It's a new experience each time," he said. "This is only the second time I've directed 'Virginia Woolf.' I did it on Broadway in 1976 with Colleen Dewhurst and Ben Gazzara. It went very nicely, got good press. This time, I'm learning more about the play."
February 4, 2007 |
WHAT a dump. The rickety table in a grimy little Manhattan office is littered with coffee cups and old newspapers. Steam pipes hiss in the old Midtown building and the windows are caked with dirt. The scene is eerily quiet on this winter afternoon, but then a booming, howling voice shatters the calm. Down the hall, actors are rehearsing for the national tour of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," and Kathleen Turner, cast as Martha, is ripping into her husband, George.