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Tracy Letts plays his part in illuminating Edward Albee's 'Woolf'
Tracy Letts plays his part in illuminating Edward Albee's 'Woolf'

NEW YORK — Tracy Letts has his hands full these days writing plays and preparing for the release of the movie version of his Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama, "August: Osage County." But he's added another formidable task to his agenda: elucidating Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" for a 21st century audience. Playwrights often shed indirect light on their predecessors. Harold Pinter's taut language, for example, helped us to better appreciate Samuel Beckett's minimalist aesthetics. But Letts' service comes courtesy of his acting. His Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre draws on his specialized knowledge of a...

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