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Tiny Alice

Tiny Alice TINY ALICE begins with a venomous exchange between a lawyer and a cardinal whose contempt for each other careens back to their school days Eventually the lawyer offers the cardinal million a year

  • Title: Tiny Alice
  • Author: Edward Albee
  • ISBN: 9780822211549
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • TINY ALICE begins with a venomous exchange between a lawyer and a cardinal whose contempt for each other careens back to their school days Eventually, the lawyer offers the cardinal 100 million a year at the request of Miss Alice, the world s richest woman Julian, the cardinal s secretary, is to come to Miss Alice s castle to complete the details, but while there, JuliaTINY ALICE begins with a venomous exchange between a lawyer and a cardinal whose contempt for each other careens back to their school days Eventually, the lawyer offers the cardinal 100 million a year at the request of Miss Alice, the world s richest woman Julian, the cardinal s secretary, is to come to Miss Alice s castle to complete the details, but while there, Julian falls prey to Miss Alice as she contrives to make him her lover Through the related transmutations of religious ecstasy and orgasmic pleasure, Julian s true feelings are terrifyingly revealed, and the stage is set for the electrifying climax of this eloquent, compelling play.

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    1 thought on “Tiny Alice

    1. Pretending to say Something, here's a play about religious symbolism (Jesus Christ and martyrdom) that says Nothing while swilling red wine. A very rich woman, known as Miss Alice, summons a lay brother to her mansion to barter a trade. Others hovering around are a Cardinal, Lawyer and Butler. There's also a doll-house onstage --a model of the house we're in -- with a series of replicas inside, but -- never mind. Yes, it's all Very Never-Never Mind.An Albee bio asserts that, as a tot, he had to [...]

    2. hoo boyI am in a scene from this in classI've read it a couple of times and I can't decide whether I like it or not. It's impossible to figure out, and even Albee says that some things in the play symbolize different things at different times's kinda about the church selling a pure soul for money, but it's also about making leaps of faith, and about loss of innocence, or maybe it's not. Weird friggin' play.

    3. While not quite as extraordinary as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", "Tiny Alice" certainly solidified my great respect and fondness for Albee's writing. The scenes capture perfectly biting tensions between characters, and each of the 5 characters are compelling and complete in their own ways. I can't say that I completely understand the meaning of the story, particularly the final act, and I would be interested to read other interpretations or theory. That being said, the play is so well-execu [...]

    4. Panned as mere "Hermetic nose-thumbing" when it was first performed, Tiny Alice is a masterful play that looks at the life (and death) of one man in a world where as above, so below. Butler: Hell to clean. Julian: Yes, I should think so! Does it open fromButler: It's sealed. Tight. There is no dust.

    5. I have always been a raving, fanatical fan of Albee's. Tiny Alice may be his most powerful play. A crisis of faith, and a heated personal battle between a Cardinal and a lawyer. The ramifications are immense and doom all involved! Top Notch!

    6. Albee is really quite an interesting playwright! Much like "Virginia Woolfe," "Tiny Alice" is chock full of bitter and cruel characters exchanging seething dialogue. However it dramatically differs by embarking on a supernatural variation of the classic good vs. evil theme. A self-absorbed Cardinal, perhaps symbolizing the corruption of the church, is willing to accept an exorbitant sum of money in exchange for the questionable innocence and virtue of a lay-brother whose only desire was to serve [...]

    7. This is the script of a play first performed in NYC in1964. I'm sure it has many meanings and I really didn't get most of them. The story involves a lawyer,a very wealthy woman willing to donate a huge sumof money to the Catholic Church, and a lay brother (played originally by John Gielgud) who is secretaryto the Cardinal - recipient of the money.The brother is expected to spend some time in thehome of the woman before the money is available.This is where it gets quite weird. It's not really cle [...]

    8. Albee, author of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", "Zoo Story",continues to amaze with this play. That is not to say I understand it or like it, but read it to give myself some 'food for thought'. Received plenty.

    9. Vintage theater piece, dealing with the role of the Church as conduit in the communion of an individual with God, duals as an allegory on repressed homosexuality and its consequences. Intriguing from start to electrifying conclusion.

    10. Not your typical Albee play, yet at the same time it is so strongly his motifs, just without reins. A lay brother, a butler named butler, a temptress who goes by Alice, and a lawyer all together in a grand castle with an enigmatic miniature model. Absurd, stylistically.

    11. I expected nothing but weird after having read Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. This did not disappoint.

    12. This is some weird ass shit. Can't explain how weird without ruining the ending, but wow. Also further evidence that Albee is not a huge fan of women.

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