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Author: Edward Albee

Year Published: 1961

Type: Play

Genre: Comedy, Satire

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The American Dream refers to a shift in values between generations of Americans. Departing from the sentiment originally expressed by the cliché that is its title—that every American can achieve success and happiness given opportunity and hard work—Albee indicates that the dream of happiness that was supposed to come from equality and comfort might be meaningless after all.


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