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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


by Edward Albee

Nick Timeline and Summary

  • Nick makes the unfortunate decision to come have a drink at George and Martha's.
  • During the many rounds of banter that evening, Nick manages to match wits with George.
  • Nick flirts shamelessly with Martha.
  • He engages in a sexy dance with Martha right in front of George.
  • Nick throws George on the ground when he (George) tries to strangle Martha.
  • At George's encouragement, Nick tries to sleep with Martha, but can't complete the sexual act.
  • Nick Gets treated like a houseboy by Martha after their botched attempt at sex.
  • Nick watches in awestruck horror as the "exorcism" is performed.
  • At the end of the night Nick limps home, soiled and disillusioned.