Students summarize Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in one tweet

James Watson, Seattle Academy English teacher had his senior class summarize their interpretation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?   The results were quite humorous.  If you feel inclined you  can vote for your top three in the comment section below.


1.       Is Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf a dinner party gone bad or an orgy in the making?! #themadnesseruptsfromthepage

2.      Insane people: “They don’t grow old.” But, trading sanity and truth for a life of carefree excitement and drama is not always worth the trouble.

3.       It takes “40 something” years to build a façade even your spouse can’t see through. But it only takes one night to completely unravel a marriage.

4.       Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is about truth and illusion. First impressions are false, and each character’s past is never fully revealed #pourmeanotherdrink

5.       Edward Albee’s emotion-lead play is a direct perspective on human relationships or lack there of. #whosafraidofvirginiawolf #oryouremotions

6.    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is about adults acting like children. With liquor.

7.       WAVW is about truth and illusion, and how the difference between the two may not be as important as one might think.

8.      Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf… more like who’s afraid of treachery, murder, and some good old fashion adultery. #shouldnthavegonetotheafterparty

9.       Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is about the underlying dysfunction of American marriage.

10.   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is about a vicious sport. Tactic: Humiliation. Opponents: George and Martha. Expect casualties.

11.   It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt—like an imaginary son in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf!  George and Martha are in too deep.

12.  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is about alcohol consumption, shouting, alcohol, couples in turmoil, alcohol, fake sons, failed books, invasive fathers and late night dancing #drama

13.   In Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? Edward Albee’s objective is to portray childhood vs adulthood, failure vs success and reality vs fantasy.

14.   “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf? Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?” I am.

15.   #who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf# is the perfect story of the functional yet dysfunctional, loving yet betraying, drunk yet sobering couple


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