Seattle Rep’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf playbillPosted by Jen

We’re excited about the opening of Seattle Repertory Theatre‘s production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? this Friday, April 18th. Set amidst campus politics, Albee’s hilarious and provocative masterpiece examines why we are sometimes cruelest to those we love most. George and Martha (theatre’s most dysfunctional couple) invite young Nick and Honey over for a nightcap. The evening devolves into an exercise of wits, a war of words in which the past is fair game.

We’ve selected some Library materials to enhance your enjoyment of the play.

                 

 

Stretching My Mind by Edward Albee
In essays and interviews spanning 50 years, Albee discusses life, art and his works, including his most (in)famous play.

The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O’Neill
Albee has said that much of his work (particularly Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) was written as a refutation of the tragic view of man’s false illusions in this play of O’Neill’s, which a young Albee saw on opening night.

The Dinner by Herman Koch
Two couples’ fancy dinner descends into hysteria and savagery. For a similar story, try The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkos.

The God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
Reza’s Tony-Award-winning play in which warring couples are stripped bare of their bourgeois pretentions is often compared to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Roman Polanski’s Carnage is a faithful film rendition.

 

Here’s our complete list for Seattle Rep’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: Beyond the Theatre.

Enjoy the show!

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