Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a pun from the popular song Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, the soundtrack of Three Little Pigs, a Disney-produced film. The last phrase has been replaced by the name Virginia Woolf, a famous British author and feminist icon. Released in 1962, the play won many prestigious awards such as Tony Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, which was restored on many modern stages and adapted into a movie in 1966.
The famous American playwright, Edward Albee, came up with the title of one of his most famous plays: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in the toilet of a pub in Greenwich Village (USA) in 1954. “I was there, drinking beer all night and thinking of a play called Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?. I wrote this name with soap on the toilet mirror. When I started to write the play, the name once again appeared in my mind, “Edward Albee once said.