The Gang's All Here

2.2.2012

By Adam Rathe

Surprising trivia about gay literary lions.

EDWARD ALBEE

Became Famous For: Biting plays, including Zoo Story; his 1962 Broadway debut, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Now Famous For: Working well into his 80s with an Off-Broadway premiere planned (then postponed) in late 2011

Common Knowledge: An authority-hating WASP booted from prep school, and later Trinity College, who went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes

What You'll Learn from Eminent Outlaws: Albee and his lover, William Flanagan, were regulars in the Greenwich Village bar scene of the 1950s. Their sour expressions and deadpan comments earned them the nickname “The Sisters Grimm.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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