"On the basis of his first four plays one could not really make up one's mind as to the direction in which Albee was headed, although it was clear that he had theatrical talent. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? seems to settle the question: Albee is headed for popular success precisely because of the same unconvincing mixture of lively dialogue and incongruous tricks, of brutal realism and false symbolism, that characterized his first plays...The last play can be best described as running fight between a wife and a husband. Insofar as the play is this, it is indeed successful in its own very limited way. But insofar as it lays claim to some deeper, symbolic meaning, it is pretty near unbearable."Edward Albee is the author of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' with ISBN 9780822212492 and ISBN 0822212498.