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Edward Albees Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf takes the audience through a night of a few drinks shared by college professors This show first appeared via television on October 15 1962 and is considered to be one of the most important plays in modern theatre The play is set in the home of George a college history professor and Martha his wife Being a comfortable environment for George and Martha they act like hooligans and make a public display of their private issues when their guests Nick and Honey join them at two in the morning Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf is presented in three acts The first act provides the audience with the necessary rising action that introduces the characters After the guests arrive George and Martha proceed to play various games where they attack each others insecurities It is learned that George is a 46-year-old member of the history department at New Carthage University George is married to Martha in a once loving relationship now defined by sarcasm and frequent acrimony Also revealed Martha is the 52-year-old daughter of the president of New Carthage University She is married to George though disappointed with his aborted academic career She attempts to have an affair with Nick Nick and Honey watch and attempt to mediate the games until the game turns into Get the Guests During this game much is learned about Nick Honey and their relationship Nick has just become a new member of the biology faculty at New Carthage University He is 30 years old good-looking Midwestern and clean-cut He is married to Honey Honey is the petite bland wife of Nick She is 26 years old has a weak stomach and is not the brightest bulb of the bunch It is hinted at all through the play that George and Martha have a 24 year old son George tells her repeatedly not to mention the son Martha forgets and tells Honey
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