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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
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Dec 01, 2010

it was amazing
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Read in May, 2008

I had to read this play for my A Level English Literature class, but we were made to watch the film first. We honestly spent the entire time glancing at each other nervously because it was so intense and awkward - not because the acting was bad, but, as you learn once you read the play, the acting was simply too good. This is a very, very intense play. It holds no punches, it doesn't coat anything with sugary sweetness. Martha and George are out for blood and they don't care who gets in their way. And yet, even though they're seemingly the worst couple ever, they just seem to work. I especially love how in sync they are with each other; they can go from bitching at each other to sniping at Nick within seconds. Even though I had to study it over a year ago, it's stayed with me so much that I'm hankering for a copy of my own. Something I would recommend to anyone.
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“Dashed hopes and good intentions. Good, better, best, bested.”
Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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