A Delicate Balance

by Edward Albee

One of Edward Albee’s most celebrated works, A Delicate Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the first of three he has received for hiswork.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.89 out of 5
  • Published January 1st 1997 by Plume
  • Original Title: A Delicate Balance
  • ISBN: 0452278090 (ISBN13: 9780452278097)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1967)

One of Edward Albee’s most celebrated works, A Delicate Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the first of three he has received for his work. The play revolves around wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias, who have their complacency shattered when their longtime friends Harry and Edna appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless “fear” has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting the “delicate balance” of Agnes and Tobias’s household.