Theater: Tinny Allegory

Tiny Alice, by Edward Albee, is a delaying action of adroit theatricality designed to conceal a clutter of confused thought. Albee preaches "resign yourself to the mysteries," but in this quasi-metaphysical suspense melodrama he practices only mystification. He brings the playgoer through the Nietzschean revelation that "God is dead" to the Sartrean discovery of the absurdity of existence. Albee adds that man creates God in his own image, a profundity he presumably shares with many sophomores, past and present. Who's Afraid of Virginia Wool)? rang with the brassy gong of reality; Tiny Alice...

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