Unless you have a raging fever, an ice bath wouldn’t seem like a particularly pleasurable experience. And yet “Three Tall Women,” Edward Albee’s late-career masterpiece being revived on Broadway, could be called an ice bath of a play, from which you emerge not just stimulated but somehow uplifted — an inch or two taller, spiritually speaking. Bleak the play certainly is, as it examines with blunt honesty and raw intimacy a woman’s life as a cascade of lost illusions, betrayals and disappointments, with the occasional glimmer of pleasure here and there. And yet, as performed by three sterling actors of…

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