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Australian Arts

A masterful magnificence

13 July 2024

9:00 AM

13 July 2024

9:00 AM

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? culminates the great stretch of American drama that runs from Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie in 1944. But Albee’s 1962 play was not only an instant hit it was also made into a film by the great Mike Nichols in 1966 with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor at the height of their powers as the storming game-playing George and Martha so that the film is so much the Platonic idea of the play that it has become a yardstick which is also a hurdle.

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