Edward Albee Quotes
I don’t pay much attention to how the plays relate thematically to each other. I think that’s very dangerous to do, because in the theater one is self-conscious enough without planning ahead or wondering about the thematic relation from one play to the next. One hopes that one is developing, and writing interestingly, and that’s where it should end, I think.
Curiously enough, the only two plays that I’ve done very much revision on were the two adaptations – even though the shape of them was pretty much determined by the original work. With my own plays, the only changes, aside from taking a speech out here, putting one in there (if I thought I dwelled on a point a little too long or didn’t make it explicit enough), are very minor; but even though they’re very minor – having to do with the inability of actors or the unwillingness of the director to go along with me – I’ve always regretted them.