ModeratorAnneDuring our discussion of  “Three Tall Women”, the participants engaged in a lively conversation about ageing and death and the creative use of  A, B, and C as the same woman journeying through her young, middle age, and elderly life. Everyone had a chuckle, no, a hearty laugh, at Albee’s presentation of the diamond bracelet to A by her husband.  There were other flashes of humor subtlely introduced to offset the depressive theme of ageing and dying.
In addition, his explanations in italics, and the stage directions contributed greatly to our understanding of what was occurring throughout the play.
All in all, the group came to the conclusion that Albee is a great American playright who addresses difficult life experiences with candor and humor.
Ann Ottaviano, Moderator
Great Books June Discussion