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The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? By Edward Albee The Goat or Who is Sylvia Three time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee s most provocative daring and controversial play since Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf The Goat won all the major awards for best new play of the year T

  • Title: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
  • Author: Edward Albee
  • ISBN: 9781585676477
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? By Edward Albee Three time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat won all the major awards for best new play of the year Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle In the play, Martin a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty leads an ostensibly ideThree time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat won all the major awards for best new play of the year Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle In the play, Martin a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat named Sylvia , he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters The playwright himself describes it this way Every civilization sets quite arbitrary limits to its tolerances The play is about a family that is deeply rocked by an unimaginable event and how they solve that problem It is my hope that people will think afresh about whether or not all the values they hold are valid.
    The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? By Edward Albee

    The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia Broadway Play Original IBDB The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia Original, Play, Drama, Broadway opened in New York City Mar , and played through Dec , . Goat The domestic goat or simply goat Capra aegagrus hircus is a subspecies of C aegagrus domesticated from the wild goat of Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.The goat is a member of the animal family Bovidae and the subfamily Caprinae, meaning it is closely related to the sheep.There are over distinct breeds of goat It is one of the oldest domesticated species of animal, and has been used The Goat, or Who is Sylvia , a CurtainUp London review The Goat describes the downfall of a great man at the height of his power and does so by observing Aristotle s unities, while the plot hinges, absurdly, surreally, on that goat, a knowing allusion to the origin of the word tragedy itself, literally a goat song. Goat Definition of Goat at Dictionary noun any of numerous agile, hollow horned ruminants of the genus Capra, of the family Bovidae, closely related to the sheep, found native in rocky and mountainous regions of the Old World, and widely distributed in domesticated varieties any of various related animals, as the Rocky Mountain goat. GOAT What Does It Mean Who is The Greatest WHO Magazine Goat Definition of Goat by Merriam Webster Goat zodiac The Goat is the eighth of the year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar This zodiacal sign is often referred to as the Ram or Sheep sign, since the Chinese word yng is accurately translated as Caprinae, a taxonomic subfamily that includes both goats and sheep, but contrasts with other animal subfamily types such as Bovinae, Antilopinae, and other The wrong question Who s the GOAT Federer, Nadal or Jul , The term GOAT began to enter the lexicon in the early s when Muhammad Ali s wife, Lonnie, incorporated the term Greatest of All Time, Inc. The Goat The Goat is a lively social space dedicated to bringing people together With a community inspired menu, crafted cocktails, a wide range of local bourbons brews, live music performances, sand volleyball leagues and community events, there s always something new to discover We invite you to stop in and dis connect with us. GOAT Buy and Sell Authentic Sneakers GOAT Selects See All Crocs Bad Bunny x Classic Clog Glow In The Dark adidas LEGO x ZX A ZX Series Air Jordan Air Jordan Mid Over Print Logos New Balance Summer Neo Mint Gucci Gucci Rhython Leather Sneaker Logo New Balance JJJJound x Mossy Green .

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    1. e. roy lee on said:

      Edward Albee is know for his ability to write plays in which each character s flaws slowly ooze out of them like sweat from a roasting pig, resulting in a combustion of relationships among the characters in this repulsivly dark comedy about a happily married man who falls in love with a goat, Albee raises questions about the social boundaries of sex and love and what is deemed moral to the norm of the society this is almost a farce to Peter Shaffer s Equus, except that Albee s message is focuse [...]

    2. Mjm on said:

      This is not really about a guy who fucks a goat not that it couldn t be, but that only scratches the surface In a deeper sense, the goat is a metaphor for any unutterable desire or act that once revealed is met with repulsion, castigation, condemnation and expulsion Although Albee is undoubtedly America s most vicious playwright and the play has a quality of baiting the audience who will come to any play with Albee s name on it, regardless of how offensive it appears to be his choice of a goat i [...]

    3. Amanda on said:

      This play is about guy who fucks a goat which is really gross And even though it s about a guy who fucks a goat, it s VERY GOOD

    4. david on said:

      Dysfunctional is the New Normal We have four main characters in this play Martin, a dad and a husband and a friend Stevie a mother and a wife and a friend Billy the son of Martin and Stevie Ross the long time best friend of Martin and StevieI laughed throughout each page, so much at times, that my eyes were tearing I became annoyed with myself because every five minutes, I would have to remove my glasses, wipe my wet eyes as quickly as possible, and wait until my vision could re focus, so I coul [...]

    5. Amy Nicole on said:

      I think this one might have been impacting had I seen it performed The idea of the play a man forms a relationship with a goat, and it tears his family apart was really interesting The wife, Stevie, was probably my favorite character as she slowly went insane from desperation Albee said that his intent with the play was to make people think afresh about whether or not all the values they hold are valid I m not sure that it did that for me I think the point of the play was not to focus on the go [...]

    6. Danya on said:

      Oh my God I m still in a state of shock Oh my God I read the whole play in approximately an hour sitting on the couch in a trance While this play was absolutely extraordinary, and a real masterpiece, it was probably one of the most disturbing things I ve ever read Definitely rated NC 17 Highly recommended, because it was insanely well done and the incredibly dark, difficult subject matter was handled with grace, empathy, and sophistication, but it is not light reading It revolves around a man wh [...]

    7. Ivan on said:

      Welcome to the quagmire of human sexuality The Goat, or Who is Sylvia a 2002 Tony Award winner for Best Play places the audience in the jury box The accused are Martin, his wife Stevie and their gay teen aged son Billy Albee challenges us to question the nature and meaning of love Can love and shame coexist Who defines normal Who, or what, has been betrayed Who decides which behaviors are acceptable After the evidence has been presented and issues debated we realize that this play isn t about be [...]

    8. Sketchbook on said:

      The shocked, stunned, horrified, dazed GR reviews,in praise of this sassafrass, prove that lemmings getviolent indigestion from a helping of pickled herring.The condiment in question comes with Sylvia, the metaphorical mammal who represents any love that Society might condemn.I m mixing my metaphors because what else can you do Albee, grunting around a horny barnyard, is not beingliteral when his married Dad, in the play, explains that he s acuddle, or what have you, with a goat The Puritan mind [...]

    9. Rich on said:

      Spoilers ahead I see that this is how people protect their reviews from fake outrage It s not about bestiality It s about infidelity in the embarrassingly dull marriages of financially successful babyboomer suburban Americans It was basically one long discovery of the infidelity, so I didn t think it was anything special Albee s way of brightening up dialogue and characters is weak, so the play doesn t end up doing much besdies showing us a man explaining and those close to him reacting to a cer [...]

    10. Tony on said:

      THE GOAT or, WHO IS SYLVIA 2000 Edward Albee Stevie and Martin are married and are very much in love They do have trouble with accepting the fact that their son, Billie, is gay We enter the play as Martin is talking with his best friend, Ross Ross is some kind of TV host, and is attempting to film a segment on Martin and his recent success as an architect When the session falls through, Martin and Ross begin to talk man to man, as old friends often will It then comes out that Martin is having an [...]

    11. Max on said:

      This was a cool play I felt a little bit like the unusual sexual components of it were gimmicks I appreciated its absurdity at first and tried to look at the piece symbolically maybe in terms of how we as a society view sexual deviance Or maybe what defines sexual deviance any And why anything should be viewed as being deviant.However, the message was a little bit muddled Was this a piece about a broken family Was it a piece about sexuality Was it a piece about the two faced ness of our personal [...]

    12. Barbara Fang on said:

      So I m in this club at the University of Pittsburgh called Pizza and Plays The premise of the club is to get free pizza and free plays It s great Every week, we meet, eat pizza and talk about the play we just read that week Suffice it to say we read a fair number of plays Of all the plays we ve read so far this year, I think my favorite play must be this one God, this was a hilarious yet heart wrenching play The characters were weaved so intricately and beautifully They complemented each other s [...]

    13. Quinn Tule on said:

      If you have some sort of categorical imperative concerning the morality of bestiality then just skip this book This book isn t about just bestiality it s about the arbitrary delineations of morality and what qualifies as human or subhuman behavior This play is a sort of short Lolita in the barnyard, I can empathize with most of the characters in the play though Ross is pretty much despicable The wordplay and offbeat structure of the dialog is something that I haven t found in many plays A short [...]

    14. Jack Davidson on said:

      If you want to experience something brave, daring and edgy please read this I can only imagine how dramatic and spectacular it would be to see this as a performance Some might say that Albee goes too far with this one, I would say that he hits the mark perfectly The Goat tackles questions and themes that our society kills itself to ignore By bringing these things out of the shadows and onto the page or stage , Albee invites us to understand of the world that might make us feel uncomfortable, bu [...]

    15. Phillip on said:

      I ve read several Albee plays thus far, and I think this one is far and away the best of those plays Although Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is Albee s most famous play, I prefer this play What I liked most about this play is the set of absurdist overtones I mean, the entire premise is a bit absurd a man and a goat fall in love at first sight but then there are the issues of incomplete and missed communication, the different levels of ethical discourse, and so on For instance, Martin spends a go [...]

    16. I. Merey on said:

      A late middle aged man at the top of his career, in the bosom of his perfect family, on the eve of his birthday, decides to confess to his best friend that he is having a love affair with a certain Sylvia.Sylvia is a goat.The love affair is of a tab a slot b varietal.The horrified best friend feels morally compelled to reveal these infos to the man s wife.Shenanigans ensue.

    17. Cheri on said:

      Only Albee could pull this off Shocking and thought provoking, I have some issues with it, but then again, I thought about it for days after reading it and how much modern drama does that now a days

    18. Charles on said:

      Very good A challenging subject I remember the furor over the language of Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf This too will infuriate the prudes.

    19. Wes Young on said:

      Another great work Greater questions of who, or what, we love and why Tragicomic for sure.

    20. L. Hager on said:

      An amusing play in the style of Edward Albee good to read, better to see performed.

    21. Ayne Ray on said:

      One of Albee s wittiest works, it takes a skilled craftsman to create such a funny and ultimately touching story of a man who falls in love withyou guessed ita goat Unique, to say the least.

    22. Kaya York on said:

      Edward Albee is a wickedly clever and emotionally wrought writer no other playwright brings to mind such a strong connection to Nietzsche s conception of the theater as bringing the viewer to the inebriated and dark and raw Dionysian aspect of existence But over and above this, he performs one of the most essential tasks of the artist to legitimately question cultural values Just as, so I ve heard, Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf caused such a stir in the sixties, Albee didn t become content to l [...]

    23. Wayne on said:

      When it was revealed to the audience that the object of the main character s affections and cause of his marital infidelity is a goat,there were gales of laughter Later I wondered how the actor felt for his character when this brutal, smug but readily understandable response was nightly unleashed I m sure our wonderful actor William Zappa, saw it as a challenge to have us all weeping by the finale.This is a brilliant work of art in the form of a play.To try to teach an audience through a work of [...]

    24. Elizabeth on said:

      The play concerns the main character, Martin, a successful architect, fucking a goat The goat is not only a metaphor of a tragedy, but it also serves as a vehicle for Martin to destroy his marriage to Stevie, his relationship with his gay son, Billy and his best friend, Ross, over an infidelity that defies all conventional beliefs The play challenges the reader audience to face their mortality in the face of taboos Edward Albee magnifies a sexual disgust by creating an unpredictable situation of [...]

    25. Davin Allan on said:

      Review on Literatured ANCIENT TO CONTEMPORARY TRAGEDY Edward Albee s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia has been written with explicit literary and dramatic intention, seen through the published subtitle The aim of Albee s play is to define modern tragedy as a contemporary adaptation of the genre from the fifth century Albee s revival of theatric principles from the dramatic theory in Aristotle s Poetics, as well as the characteristic and plot parallels between The Goat and Sophocles Oedipus the King, c [...]

    26. R.A. Pedersen on said:

      This work played a fundamental role my choice to leave graduate school while I was studying theatrical design Perhaps my hatred of it is irrational and related to the surrounding events However, I never liked it I tolerated it as a project and as time wore on, and it garnered praise from others as being some grand writing denouement and well of deep insight I became and disgusted with the educational system and the self praising nonsensical people within its echo chamber So, yes, I hate this p [...]

    27. Abigail on said:

      Stevie We re both too bright for most of the shit We see the deep and awful humour of things go over the heads of most people we see what s hideously wrong in what most people accept as normal we have both the joys and the sorrows of all that We have a straight line through life, right all the way to dying, but that s OK because it s a good line so long as we don t screw up And you ve screwed up 88

    28. Britt MacKenzie-Dale on said:

      A darkly funny and insightful glimpse into relationships, social norms, and love Not only imaginative but culturally apt, Albee turns the absurd into the universal Stevie is written with refreshing nuance This is a gut wrenching meditation on morality and personhood on the sacrosanct and, perhaps, its flimsiness We prepare for things, for lessings, even inevitable lessenings, and we think we can handle everything, whatever comes along, but we don t know, do we Do we.

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