Marriage and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
This paper studies the drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee that examines the marriages of two couples.
# 123623 | 1,250 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (World) , Women Studies (Marriage) , Sociology (General) , Communication (General)
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A critique of Edward Albee's script for his acclaimed dark comedy that pits truth against illusion in the lives of two married couples, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" The critique discusses different elements of the play including plot, protagonist, antagonist, themes, conflict, resolution, setting, music, acting and costume.
From the Paper:"Edward Albee's dark comedy 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' uses this genre to scrutinize the relationship of George a history professor and his wife Martha the daughter of the president of George's university. Few dramas in literature critically examine marriage on the level of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' The relationship between George and Martha is often poisonously caustic verbally abusive and violent. Into the volley of verbal and emotional abuse George and Martha lob at each other with viciously accurate aim ..."
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