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Who's Afraid? Edward Albee in the Village


Edward Albee's birthday is March 12. He resided at 238 West Fourth Street (near Tenth Street) in New York City.

In September, Hudson Park Library's Book Discussion Group read Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? We found it funny, awful, and moving. Several readers in the group couldn't imagine a more horrible couple than George and Martha. They are horrible, but I rather liked them. Take a look at this short excerpt:

Martha: Fix the kids a drink, George. What would you like to drink, kid-kid.

Nick: Honey? what would you like?

Honey: Ohhhh, I don't know, dear, a little brandy maybe. "Never mix, never worry!"

George: Brandy? Just brandy? Simple, simple...

[George turns to Nick.]

George: What about you, em... em... em...

Nick: Bourbon on the rocks, if you don't mind.

George: Mind? I don't mink. I don't think I mind. Martha? Rubbing alcohol for you?

Martha: Sure! "Never mix, never worry!"


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