Written by Vanessa Pupavac.
Martha: Truth or illusion, George; you don’t know the difference.
George: No, but we must carry on as though we did.
Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened on 13 October 1962 under the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis and its literary interpretation has been shaped by the threat of nuclear war. I saw Albee’s play at the National Theatre in 1981, the start of the decade which witnessed the Cold War reignited politically and the threat of nuclear war renewed. The play had not been performed in London for a generation, but the film version starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor had maintained its appeal. Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in International Relations?