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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee

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Act 1, Fun and Games (Section 1) Act 1 opens with the stage directions "Set in darkness. Crash against front door. Martha's laughter is heard." The play ... Read More
Act 1, Fun and Games (Section 2) Martha looks around her house and says, "What a dump." She gets annoyed when George doesn't understand that the line com... Read More
Act 1, Fun and Games (Section 3) The doorbell rings and George cautions Martha not to "start in on the bit about the kid." She replies, "What do you take... Read More
Act 1, Fun and Games (Section 4) Honey giggles and George mocks her. Martha takes a swing at George, calls Nick and Honey "kids," and they all sit down. ... Read More
Act 1, Fun and Games (Section 5) Nick says that he is 28 years old and Honey is 26. George admires Nick's fitness and mentions the confusion over Nick's ... Read More
Act 1, Fun and Games (Section 6) George and Martha once again discuss their misunderstanding about Nick teaching in the math department. George talks abo... Read More
Act 1, Fun and Games (Section 7) Martha tells Nick and Honey that she is six years older than George. She attacks George for not being the leader she had... Read More
Act 2, Walpurgisnacht (Section 1) George is alone on the stage as Act 2 begins. Nick comes back into the living room after checking on Honey, who is in th... Read More
Act 2, Walpurgisnacht (Section 2) George and Nick discuss their wives: George says that Martha has never been pregnant. George says that Martha is a Cyclo... Read More
Act 2, Walpurgisnacht (Section 3) George tells Nick that Martha, too, has inherited money, but hers came from her father's second wife. Nick and George jo... Read More
Act 2, Walpurgisnacht (Section 4) Honey asks George to pour her some brandy. Nick wants her to stop drinking because she is drunk and has been vomiting. M... Read More
Act 2, Walpurgisnacht (Section 5) Honey is so drunk that she doesn't understand what George is saying and so agrees that they should play "Hump the Hostes... Read More
Act 2, Walpurgisnacht (Section 6) Honey is still sprawled on the bathroom floor. George tells Martha to entertain their guests, and he leaves the room to ... Read More
Act 2, Walpurgisnacht (Section 7) Hearing the chimes, Honey comes back into the room. Half-asleep, she talks about a frightening dream she had. George ign... Read More
Act 3, The Exorcism (Section 1) The stage is empty when Martha enters at the beginning of Act 3. She talks to herself, asking herself if she wants a dri... Read More
Act 3, The Exorcism (Section 2) George is at the door. He has returned after picking a bouquet of snapdragons for Martha. As George hands Martha the flo... Read More
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