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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2021. № 12. P. 3734-3738.
SCIENTIFIC AREA:    Philological Sciences
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Existential Principle in E. Albee’s Play "Three Tall Women"

Smetanina Natalia Alexandrovna
Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin

Submitted: 27.10.2021
Abstract. The paper deals with the study of the existential principle in Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning play "Three Tall Women". Similar to his early plays, the playwright portrays the false existence of man in the modern world. The play makes the reader think about the meaning of life and its last stages in particular. The purpose of the research is to determine the existential principle in the play "Three Tall Women" by the American playwright E. Albee. The paper focuses on the connection between the playwright’s poetics and the philosophy of existentialism in the choice of themes and problems for creative work. The researcher also demonstrates the play’s connection with the playwright’s early works written in the vein of existentialist aesthetics. Scientific novelty of the research lies in the fact that it is from the perspective of the play’s connection with the existentialist school of thought that the researcher approaches the study of "Three Tall Women". As a result, the features connecting the play "Three Tall Women" with the existentialist school of thought have been identified.
Key words and phrases: Э. Олби, пьеса "Три высокие женщины", театр абсурда, театр, экзистенциализм, E. Albee, play "Three Tall Women", theatre of the absurd, theatre, existentialism
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