Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf Summary

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Edward Albee is a distinguished playwright who has owned Pulitzer Prize for Drama for three times and enjoys a high reputation as the pioneer of Theatre of the Absurd in America. The three-act play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which considered as one of his masterpieces that was written during his early period. In this play, Albee successfully presents a 1960s American society confronting its ecosystem predicament by depicting words and deeds between two couples that are of different age as there is also no specific scenario. Moreover, endless insults and humiliation between George and Martha reflect a society under both social and spiritual predicament. Under the impetuous social atmosphere, the climate of the interest-oriented has been…show more content…
Plenty of Americans out of fear for future react negatively and take a drastic step to escape or transfer the anxiety.And the protagonists are presented as a microcosm of America to reveal the ecological predicament by depicting their struggling. Therefore, the publication of the Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf undoubtedly has a profound ecological significance. Domestic research about Albee’s work has been at its beginning stage, and there is limited results have been published so far. Meanwhile, research on this play mainly concentrates on the analysis of the Theatre of the Absurd and its social thematic criticism as well as the analysis of the narration of unconsciousness. Besides, the research from the perspective of Eco-criticism is rather rare. It is well-known that Eco-criticism is a criticism discussing relationship between literature and the natural
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