The Theater: Till Death Do Us Part

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Edward Albee

The plays that belong in the durable realm of dramatic art seem to predate their creation. They exercise a strange primordial authority and inevitability. Virginia Woolf is just that sort of invincible work.

Albee understood "the territorial imperative" before the term was invented. The marriage of George (Ben Gazzara) and Martha (Colleen Dewhurst) is a strip of defoliated jungle from which neither intends to retreat. They are locked in mortal combat and, in an ironic echo of the marital oath, only death will be able to part them....

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