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50 Best Virginia Woolf Quotes from Her Bestselling Books - Are you a fan of Virginia Woolf? Virginia Woolf is a feminist at a time when feminism was taboo and is amongst the most important modernist 20th-century authors. Woolf is also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Her popular works include...
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Berkeley Rep channels Virginia Woolf in new pandemic-themed movie

In Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s recent podcast, “Place/Settings: Berkeley” (still available for streaming) various writers explored nooks and crannies in the city that stoked their memories and story-telling imaginations. For the company’s intriguing follow-up, debuting this week, the immortal writings of Virginia Woolf merge with themes that have resounded during the...
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Virginia Woolf wrote death and illness back into the story of Britain

Illness, unlike war, as English academic and writer Elizabeth Outka brilliantly demonstrates in her book Viral Modernism (2019), is a story that easily slips out of cultural and historical memory.In illness, the modernist writer Virginia Woolf observed, “We cease to be soldiers in the army of the upright; we become deserters.” Woolf, writing in the wake of the First World War, could see the threat that the Spanish flu of 1919 posed to the stories of national triumph. Influenza moves in invisible and unpredictable ways. It renders everyone potentially vulnerable.This interest in illness was personal. Woolf came down with several bouts of...
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Virginia Woolf on the magic of going to the cinema

These cinema-starved times have made me pine for the magic of the movies on the big screen. The convenience and comfort of watching DVDs and streamed films at home are, of course, wonderful. Lockdown is inconceivable without them. But the experience of being in the cinema is not possible to replicate from your sofa. The sensory overwhelm and immersion is what makes a trip to the cinema a truly particular experience, and I’ve been contemplating what it is that makes it so special.

‘Virginia Woolf,’ ‘Goldbergs’ star George Segal dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Segal, the banjo player turned actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and starred in the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” and “Just Shooot Me” died Tuesday in Santa Rosa, Calif., his wife said. He was 87. His wife, Sonia Segal, said he passed away due to complications from […]

George Segal: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? actor dies aged 87

George Segal, the US actor who was Oscar-nominated for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has died at the age of 87. The New Yorker starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the 1966 film adaptation of Edward Albee's play. He went on to play comic roles...
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George Segal: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Goldbergs star dies aged 87

Oscar-nominated actor George Segal has died at the age of 87.The actor, who was best known for his roles opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the 1966 film adaptation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and in ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, died on Tuesday (23 March) in Santa Rosa, California.“The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” his wife Sonia Segal said in a statement. Born in 1934, New-York native Segal was best known as a comic actor and accomplished banjo player, releasing three albums with the...
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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf, original name in full Adeline Virginia Stephen, (born January 25, 1882, London, England—died March 28, 1941, near Rodmell, Sussex), English writer whose novels, through their nonlinear approaches to narrative, exerted a major influence on the genre. Top Questions. What was Virginia Woolf famous for?. Who was Virginia Woolf...