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A Delicate Balance is a further step in elaboration. Yet, the language of the earlier plays, however idiomatic, is plainly artiﬁcial. Albee has used three main verbal devices from the beginning: interruption, repetition, and the set speech, the last of which makes use of the ﬁrst two. ” There are similar speeches in all the plays: Jack’s “Hey ... Bessie” monologue which is the whole of Scene 3 of Bessie Smith; the Young Man’s sentimental mutilation speech in The American Dream; George’s “bergin” story and Martha’s “Abandon-ed” speech in Virginia Woolf; the narrator’s speeches in Ballad; Julian’s dying soliloquy in Tiny Alice; Madame Girard’s Entre-Scene monologue in Malcolm; Jack’s direct address to the audience in Garden.
The most obvious example in Albee of physical business gone wrong is the wrestling match between Miss Amelia and Marvin Macy in The Ballad of the Sad Café; the fact that it is the dramatic climax of the play does not keep it from looking silly on stage. Ordinarily, Albee does not need to ask his characters to do very much, for what they say is dramatic action. ” says Jerry in The Zoo Story, and although it is he, not Peter, who does the pigeonholing, the accusation and the mockery in the question is an act of aggression, as good as a shove for throwing Peter off balance.
One of them may be that the play itself denies the romantic ending. Virginia Woolf is a more slippery case. Here, too, the play works against the presumably upbeat ending, but Albee may be more aware that this is happening. According to the conventions of Broadway psychology, as reﬂected, for instance, in a play like William Inge’s The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, in a moment of crisis two characters come to see themselves clearly. Out of their knowledge a new maturity is born, creating an intimacy that has not existed before and a community that allows them to face their problems (if not solve them) with new courage.