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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (original 1962; edition 2006)

by Edward Albee

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Title:Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Authors:Edward Albee
Info:NAL Trade (2006), Paperback, 272 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, reference, play, adult, American

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (1962)

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Pretty much a masterpiece in the excruciatingly awkward. ( )
  Ceilidhann | Sep 20, 2013 |
ugh, this was simply painful. of course it was supposed to be, but honestly I don't think this play stands the test of time. I'm sure it was very brave in the early 60s to show how brutal and cruel married people can be, but we all know that story now. a modicum of nuance or tonal variety might have been nice... ( )
  amydross | Jul 27, 2013 |
I felt like I had been up drinking all night by the time I finished the book. Can't really say there is anything I liked about the play - certainly not the characters or their mind games. ( )
1 vote JenMDB | Apr 19, 2013 |
50c @charity shop 30.4.2011
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
Uma das mais devastadoras peças que já li. Também um ótimo filme de Mike Nichols. ( )
  JuliaBoechat | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Set in darkness. Crash against front door. Martha's laughter heard. Front door opens, lights are switched on. Martha's enters, followed by George. MARTHA: Jesus...
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“Twelve times a week,” answered Uta Hagen when asked how often she’d like to play Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In the same way, audiences and critics alike could not get enough of Edward Albee’s masterful play. A dark comedy, it portrays husband and wife George and Martha in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. By the evening’s end, a stunning, almost unbearable revelation provides a climax that has shocked audiences for years. With the play’s razor-sharp dialogue and the stripping away of social pretense, Newsweek rightly foresaw Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as “a brilliantly original work of art—an excoriating theatrical experience, surging with shocks of recognition and dramatic fire [that] will be igniting Broadway for some time to come.”

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Drama focusing on one couple's bond and mutual bondage which is played out in their interactions with a younger couple.

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