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Combining both realistic and absurd elements, Albee has constructed a short but multileveled play dealing with

issues of human isolation, loneliness, class differences, and the dangers of inaction within American society.

he story, in simplest terms, is about how a man who is consumed with loneliness starts up a conversation with another man on a bench in Central Park and eventually forces him to participate in an act of violence. According to Matthew Roudane, who quoted a 1974 interview with Albee in his Understanding Edward Albee, the playwright maintained that he got the idea for The Zoo Story while working for Western Union: "I was always delivering telegrams to people in rooming houses. I met [the models for] all those people in the play in rooming houses. Jerry, the hero, is still around." Combining both realistic and absurd elements, Albee has constructed a short but multi-leveled play dealing with issues of human isolation, loneliness, class differences, and the dangers of inaction within American society. He focuses on the need for people to acknowledge and understand each other's differences. After garnering its initial critical praise, The Zoo Story went on to win the Village Voice Obie Award for best play and ran for a total of 582 pe

le histria, em termos simples, sobre como um homem que consumida com a solido comea a puxar conversa com outro homem em um banco no Central Park e, eventualmente, obriga-o a participar de um ato de violncia. De acordo com Mateus Roudane, que citou uma entrevista de 1974 com Albee em seu entendimento de Edward Albee, dramaturgo afirmou que ele teve a idia para a histria do jardim zoolgico, enquanto trabalhava para a Western Union. "Eu sempre estava entregando telegramas para as pessoas em casas de cmodos que eu conheci [os modelos de] todas aquelas pessoas no jogo em casas de cmodos. Jerry, o heri, ainda ao redor. "Combinando elementos realistas e absurda, Albee tem construdo uma curta mas multi-nivelado jogar lidar com problemas de isolamento humano, a solido, as diferenas de classe, e os perigos da falta de ao dentro da sociedade americana. Ele enfoca a necessidade das pessoas de reconhecer e compreender as diferenas de cada. Aps conquistar sua elogiar inicial crtico, a histria do jardim zoolgico passou a ganhar o Village Voice Obie Award de melhor pea e correu para um total de 582 ep