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The Late Film: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


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Martha and George - a middle-aged college professor and his embittered wife - engage constantly in a campaign of self-destruction and verbal abuse. After a Saturday party, they invite a new lecturer and his young wife to join them for drinks. It is an encounter that lasts through a night of self-revelation. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor give dazzling performances as the couple whose war of words made the play an outstanding stage and screen success. Screeenplay by ERNEST LEHMAN
Based on the play by EDWARD ALBEE Produced by ERNEST LEHMAN Directed by MIKE NICHOLS
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Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Play By: Ernest Lehman
Play By: Edward Albee
Produced By: Ernest Lehman
Directed By: Mike Nichols
George: Richard Burton
Martha: Elizabeth Taylor
Nick: George Segal
Honey: Sandy Dennis

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The Late Film: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

BBC One London, 16 October 1987 23.20

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