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Edward Franklin Alby - Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Edward Franklin Alby

Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is an American play written by an American playwright.

Awards

  • 1962 Tony Award
  • 1962 - 63 New York Award for American plays
  • Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is about the troubled marriage of a couple Martha and George.
    • The play critiques the idea of the perfect American family and challenges social expectations about life, love and family.
    • The play has no connection with the writer Virginia Woolf. The title of the play has been a perplexing one for one who comes across it.
    • The plays of Alby deals with the pains and disillusionment of the 1960 America.
    • They are often critiques of modern society. In an interview with Paris Review, Edward Alby disclosed t…

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Major Writers and Their Works: Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, and Yeats

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Major Writers and Their Works
  • The introduction of the technique of stream of consciousness by Dorothy Richardson in her novel Pilgrimage encouraged Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and the like to purport the same. But the works which marked the onset of modernism were The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot and Ulysses by James Joyce, both published in the year 1922.
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