George and Martha


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George and Martha

as an imaginary compensation for their childlessness, pretend they have a son, who would now be twenty-one. [Am. Drama: Edward Albee Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in On Stage, 447]
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Pensioners George and Martha Stewart, who are travellers, were in Longman Caravan Park in the city in August when their car was rammed into a ditch by another vehcile.
The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love." By Flora Fraser.
This torment of the unspeakable is foreshadowed in the film's opening, after Martha (Elizabeth Taylor) and her husband, George (Richard Burton) -likely named for George and Martha Washington, the earliest president and first lady of the United States of America (1) - arrive home after a party, expecting the arrival of Nick (George Segal) and Honey (Sandy Dennis).
George and Martha Sutherland married in 1925, but two years later were separated, leading to them both living in lodging houses; George in Wilton Street, Martha in Soho Street.
In Washington DC, where slavery was permitted, she deployed the family slaves ostentatiously, unencumbered with the embarrassment George and Martha Washington had felt when the nation's capital was in Philadelphia, in the free state of Pennsylvania.
Flora Fraser's new biography, The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" (Knopf, $30, 448 pages, ISBN 9780307272782), is a dense but fascinating account of the nation's first "first couple." Using letters, journals, dispatches and a variety of authoritative texts, the British author documents George and Martha's comings and goings as they managed his Mount Vernon estate and dealt with a host of relatives, friends and politicians.
George and Martha face off as one of theatre's most notoriously dysfunctional couples in this hilarious and harrowing masterpiece.
But it is George and Martha who take the evening to its lower depths.
In the non-stop game of power in which George and Martha collaborate, Martha shouts, orders, humiliates her husband, pokes fun at him and constantly accuses him of knowing nothing.
She views the jokes and the pranks as a bond between George and Martha, a source of connection and mutual engagement (2010: 244).
GEORGE AND MARTHA ONE MORE TIME (9780547144238) offers two stories in an easy reader chapter book: THE SCARY MOVIE, where Martha is viewing her first scary film with friend George, and THE SECRET CLUB, where George wants his own club apart from Martha.