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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Revised by the Author
by Edward Albee

Published: 2006-08-01
Paperback : 272 pages
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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 ...
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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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What methods do we use to alter reality and make it less frighful and more appealing?
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by [email protected] (see profile) 07/25/17

Peel away the layers of pretension and illusion until you reach the very marrow of your true self and are you ready to bravely face the Big Bad Virginia Woolf (reality)? "We all peel labels, sweetie; and... (read more)

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