Why Is It Called Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a 1962 Broadway play, written by American playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee, about the troubled marriage of a middle-aged couple named Martha and George. The play critiques the idea of the perfect American family and challenges social expectations about life, love and family. Since the play first … Read more

How Virginia Woolf Inspired the Bechdel Test

Some people might be surprised to know that the Bechdel Test was indirectly inspired by Virginia Woolf’s non-fiction book A Room of One’s Own, which was published in 1929. The Bechdel Test is a famous feminist benchmark for movies which first originated in a comic strip by Alison Bechdel in 1985. The test uses three … Read more