Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Act 1, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Part 1 Summary

George and Martha arrive home from a party thrown by Martha's father, the president of the university where George is a professor. It is the early hours of Sunday morning. Martha is drunk and loud; George is less drunk and quieter. As they come in Martha quotes a famous line from an old film, and asks George what the name of the film was. When he is unable to answer right away she calls him names, reminds him of details of the film and keeps asking him what it was called. She also asks him to make her a drink, telling him they've got guests coming over. George, in disbelief, asks who the guests are. Martha tells him they're new on staff and that the husband is in the math department, and that the husband is good looking. This makes George pay closer attention and...

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