At a glance:
- Author: Edward Albee
- First Published: 1962
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Absurdist
- Setting: New Carthage, New England
- Characters: Martha, George, Honey, Nick
- Genres: Drama, Psychological drama, Absurdist literature
- Subjects: Teaching or teachers, 1960's, Sex or sexuality, Marriage, Alienation, New England, Alcoholism or alcoholics, Substance abuse, Adultery, Parties, Games
- Locales: United States, New England, North America
Returning home at 2 a.m. from a party welcoming faculty, Martha, the college president’s daughter, and her husband, George, are squabbling. Martha echoes actor Bette Davis and calls the place a dump but cannot recall from which film the line originated. George suggests Chicago, but Martha rejects that title. George has disappointed her, failing to mix at the party. Despite the hour, Martha has invited another couple home. She demands liquor and recalls her delight when “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?” was sung instead...
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