Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
“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... show more
“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.”
Publish date: August 1st 2006
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, 20th Century
, Modern Classics
Every time I read or watch this sucker I get overwhelmed with how insane the characters act. It's like watching them all implode and I've yet to get used to it. However, the overload of the subject matter leads to sad laughter and shock and because of that I don't get bored of the play. 4 stars be...
Have you ever been out with a couple whose relationship is reaching its end and they spend the night trying to, not so subtly, demoralize each other? Well that's what this whole play is like. Just reading it was pretty uncomfortable as both the couples are constantly doing their best to inflict the ...
I was too stupid to understand the twist at first, haha!
Lives up to its reputation as a classic. A veritable masterclass in how to write dialogue.
I grew up watching the Liz Taylor/Richard Burton film and that says so much more about my childhood than I'd like to admit. It's a great film and an even better play. It's a masterpiece of squirm inducing dysfunction.