Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Definition

Theater

  • Edward Albee's harrowing drama about an unhappilymarried couple. It was first performed in New York in 1962 and receivedits London premiere two years later, with Uta Hagen in both productions.The play established Albee's reputation and has enjoyed several revivals,including a 1996 London production with Diana Rigg and David Suchet.The 1966 film version starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Tayloras the battling couple.

    The play is set in a small New England college, where George,a history professor, and his wife Martha are entertaining a youngcouple, Nick and Honey. The evening degenerates as George and Marthapursue their drunken game of embarrassing their guests and humiliatingeach other.

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