History Theatre / WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf

3rd Jun '16 12:32:42 PM Mdumas43073
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8th Mar '16 8:34:45 AM Mad_Spy
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* ThatCameOutWrong: Nick and George talking about the campus pasttime of "musical beds". Miraculously, [[ItMakesSenseInContext given the conversation preceding it and the drunkenness of the participants]], it doesn't come across as quite so hilariously offensive.

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* ThatCameOutWrong: Nick and George talking about the campus pasttime pastime of "musical beds". Miraculously, [[ItMakesSenseInContext given the conversation preceding it and the drunkenness of the participants]], it doesn't come across as quite so hilariously offensive.
3rd Mar '16 9:45:45 AM Tianzi
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* AmbiguouslyGay: George. [[spoiler: It explains why he wasn't able to have a child with Martha. He married her to get ahead in the university, but was unable to bring himself to have sex with her - even though they were good friends. It also explains why he never got promoted, as Martha's father became disillusioned with George's ability to give him a grandson and possibly the father knew George was gay. It also explains the HoYay between Nick and himself, if one-sided. Albee himself is gay.]]

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* AmbiguouslyGay: George. [[spoiler: It explains would explain why he wasn't able to have a child with Martha. He Martha: he married her to get ahead in the university, but was unable to bring himself to have sex with her - even though they were good friends. It also explains would explain why he never got promoted, as Martha's father possibly became disillusioned with George's ability to give him a grandson and possibly the father he knew George was gay. It also explains the HoYay between Nick and himself, if one-sided. Albee himself is gay.]]
4th Jan '16 7:03:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The work itself also receives some shout outs in random, unexpected places, including a children's book series about a pair of hippos, and George and Martha being the name of of LittleLulu's parents. (And, of course, George & Martha Washington, the Father & Mother of the country.)

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** The work itself also receives some shout outs in random, unexpected places, including a children's book series about a pair of hippos, and George and Martha being the name of of LittleLulu's ComicStrip/LittleLulu's parents. (And, of course, George & Martha Washington, the Father & Mother of the country.)
9th Aug '15 11:02:44 AM mlsmithca
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* AmbiguouslyGay: George. [[spoiler: It explains why he wasn't able to have a child with Martha. He married her to get ahead in the university, but was unable to bring himself to have sex with her - even though they were good friends. It also explains why he never got promoted, as Martha's father became disillusioned with George's ability to give him a grandson and possibly the father knew George was gay. It also explains the HoYay between Nick and himself, if one-sided. Albee himself is gay.]]



** AmbiguouslyGay: George. [[spoiler: It explains why he wasn't able to have a child with Martha. He married her to get ahead in the university, but was unable to bring himself to have sex with her - even though they were good friends. It also explains why he never got promoted, as Martha's father became disillusioned with George's ability to give him a grandson and possibly the father knew George was gay. It also explains the HoYay between Nick and himself, if one-sided. Albee himself is gay.]]



* FirstLawOfTragicomedies. Averted, since the humor is biting and sarcastic.

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* FirstLawOfTragicomedies. FirstLawOfTragicomedies: Averted, since the humor is biting and sarcastic.



* MoralGuardians: The film version helped weaken film censorship after MPAA-president Jack Valenti ordered ''minimal'' dialogue cuts to the already-profane script.

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* MoralGuardians: The film version helped weaken film censorship after MPAA-president MPAA president Jack Valenti ordered ''minimal'' dialogue cuts to the already-profane script.



* ShadowArchetype: George and Martha put on vivid display the conflicts that Honey and Nick try to keep submerged

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* ShadowArchetype: George and Martha put on vivid display the conflicts that Honey and Nick try to keep submerged submerged.
11th Apr '15 8:57:04 AM HersheleOstropoler
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** AmbiguouslyGay: George. [[spoiler: It explains why he wasn't able to have a child with Martha. He married her to get ahead in the university, but was unable to bring himself to have sex with her - even though they were good friends. It also explains why he never got promoted, as Martha's father became disillusioned with George's ability to give him a grandson and possibly the father knew George was gay. It also explains the HoYay between Nick and himself, if one-sided. Albee himself was gay.]]

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** AmbiguouslyGay: George. [[spoiler: It explains why he wasn't able to have a child with Martha. He married her to get ahead in the university, but was unable to bring himself to have sex with her - even though they were good friends. It also explains why he never got promoted, as Martha's father became disillusioned with George's ability to give him a grandson and possibly the father knew George was gay. It also explains the HoYay between Nick and himself, if one-sided. Albee himself was is gay.]]
20th Mar '15 5:42:51 AM AnotherGuy
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* LuckyTranslation: The German version still has the boy in George's story asking for "whiskey"... only in German, it sounds exactly the same as the word for "wanky". It makes the story George tells just a little bit funnier.

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* LuckyTranslation: The German version still has the boy in George's story asking for "whiskey"... only in German, it sounds exactly the same as the word for "wanky". It makes the story George tells just a little bit funnier. funnier.
* {{Malaproper}}: One of George's embarrassing moments is when he ordered "bergin" (burgundy) as a drink during a dinner party (where he was trying to impress Martha and her parents.)
20th Mar '15 5:39:39 AM AnotherGuy
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Added DiffLines:

-->'''Nick:''' Hell, I don't know when you people are lying or what.\\
'''Martha:''' You're damned right.\\
'''George:''' You're not supposed to.\\
'''Martha:''' Right.
20th Mar '15 5:36:22 AM AnotherGuy
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler: Subverted. It is implied that the sweet, fragile Honey secretly aborts all her pregnancies because she doesn't want to have children.]]

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler: Subverted. It is implied that the sweet, fragile Honey is secretly aborts all her pregnancies using birth control pills because she doesn't want to have children.]]
2nd Mar '15 6:17:26 AM AnotherGuy
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* NoEnding: Dawn breaks, Nick learns something about his marriage and George and Martha's, and leaves. This is also one of the rare modern films with ''no end credits'', such a placard saying "EXIT MUSIC" as a mandolin plays.

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* NoEnding: Dawn breaks, Nick learns something about his marriage and George and Martha's, and leaves. This is also one of the rare modern films with ''no end credits'', such just a placard saying "EXIT MUSIC" as a mandolin plays.
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