Study Guide

The Zoo Story Tough-o-Meter

By Edward Albee

Tough-o-Meter

(5) Tree Line

The Zoo Story is short. Its language isn't difficult and it only has a couple of characters. On the other hand, the action is jarring and you have to do a lot of reading between the lines (and/or benches) to figure out what Peter thinks he's doing, or why Jerry hates that dog. So we decided to put this play up at the Tree Line; not too hard to get to, but with a couple of surprising bumps along the way.