Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
George, a disillusioned academic, and Martha, his caustic wife, have just come home from a faculty party. When a handsome young professor and his mousy wife stop by for a nightcap, an innocent night of fun and games quickly turns dark and dangerous. Long-buried resentment and rage are unleashed as George and Martha turn their rapier-sharp wits against each other, using their guests as pawns in their verbal sparring. By night's end, the secrets of both couples are uncovered and the lies they cling to are exposed. Considered by many to be Albee's masterpiece, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is a "brilliantly original work of art -- an excoriating theatrical experience, surging with shocks of recognition and dramatic fire" ("Newsweek").
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kell1732 - LibraryThing
I found it rather funny to read this book right after reading “Three Guineas”. Why I didn’t read it sooner I’m not sure considering how big a fan I am of Virginia Woolf but who knows why I do the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing
One of the all time theatre classics, and with good reason. The raw brutality of the games played by the leading characters, the way in which they pull in the other characters, is genius. What is ... Read full review