Twelve times a week, answered Uta Hagen, when asked how often shed like to play Martha in Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Like her, audiences and critics alike could not get enough of Edward Albees masterful play. A dark comedy, it portrays husband and wife George and Martha in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. By the evenings end, a stunning, almost unbearable revelation provides a climax that has shocked audiences for years. With the plays razor-sharp dialogue and the stripping away of social pretense, Newsweek rightly foresaw Whos 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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Led by a volcanic performance from Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a scathing adaptation of the Edward Albee play that serves as a brilliant ... The play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is set on the campus of a small, New England university. It opens with the main characters, George and Martha coming ... Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a play by Edward Albee that was first performed in 1962. Summary. Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by ...