The Caretaker and The Dumb Waiter

The Caretaker and The Dumb Waiter

The text of Pinter's two plays, depicting the terrors of everyday life. both of which were performed in London during 1960

Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 080215087X

Category: Drama

Page: 132

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The text of Pinter's two plays, depicting the terrors of everyday life. both of which were performed in London during 1960
Categories: Drama

Harold Pinter s The Dumb Waiter

Harold Pinter s The Dumb Waiter

Radmila Nastiü, University of Kragujevac Notes 1 In O'Neill's Beyond the Horizon, we find a story resembling Pinter's plot in The Dumb Waiter and The Caretaker - a story of two brothers, representing two “warring instincts,” one drawn ...

Author: Mary F. Brewer

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042025561

Category: Drama

Page: 269

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This collection of essays focuses on one of Harold Pinter's most popular and challenging plays,The Dumb Waiter, while addressing also a range of significant issues current in Pinter studies and which are applicable beyond this play. The interesting and provocative dialogues between established and emerging scholars featured here provide close readings of The Dumb Waiter, within relevant cultural and historical contexts and from a range of theoretical perspectives. The essays range over issues of autobiography and theater, genre studies, and the impact of Pinter's political activism on his dramatic production, among others. The collection is also concerned with the meaning of the play when assessed against other example's of Pinter's work, both dramatic and non-dramatic writing. Each contributor shows a gift for presenting a complex argument in an accessible style, making this book an important resource for a wide range of readers, from undergraduates to postgraduates and specialist researchers. The collection offers essays that approachThe Dumb Waiter, from an interdisciplinary perspective and as both a literary and dramatic text. Thus, the book should be of equal significance to those encountering Pinter within the context of English Studies, drama, and performance.
Categories: Drama

A Study Guide for Harold Pinter s The Dumb Waiter

A Study Guide for Harold Pinter s  The Dumb Waiter

Pinter's early plays, like The Dumb Waiter, often called "comedies of menace," reflect the spirit of the 1950s, a decade characterized ... In addition to The Dumb Waiter, read Pinter's plays The Room, The Caretaker, and The Homecoming.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410344786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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A Study Guide for Harold Pinter's "The Dumb Waiter," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter

The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter

Against this background , the new production of The Dumb Waiter moved on from Zaitsev's The Caretaker in two important ways . First , the play was well chosen to catch the new public mood in Russia , which was one of enormous excitement ...

Author: Peter Raby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052165842X

Category: Drama

Page: 296

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A Companion to one of the world's leading writers.
Categories: Drama

The Room The Dumb Waiter

The Room   The Dumb Waiter

By the Same Author plays ASHES TO ASHES BETRAYAL THE BIRTHDAY PARTY THE CARETAKER CELEBRATION AND THE ROOM THE ... THE ROOM AND THE DUMB WAITER A SLIGHT ACHE AND OTHER PLAYS TEA PARTY AND OTHER PLAYS PLAYS ONE (The Birthday Party, ...

Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571301089

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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The Room and The Dumb Waiter In these two early one-act plays, Harold Pinter reveals himself as already in full control of his unique ability to make dramatic poetry of the banalities of everyday speech and the precision with which it defines character. 'Harold Pinter is the most original writer to have emerged from the "new wave" of dramatists who gave fresh life to the British theatre in the fifties and early sixties.' The Times
Categories: Drama

Pinter

Pinter

El Cuidador (The Caretaker), El Amante, El Montaplatas (The Dumb Waiter), tr. Manuel Barbera, Buenos Aires: Nueva Vision, 1965. El Portero (The Caretaker), tr. T. R. Trives in Primero Acto, January 1962. Into Dut : De Kamer, ...

Author: Martin Esslin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000643534

Category: Drama

Page: 285

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First published in 1977, the third edition of Pinter is an excellent analysis of Harold Pinter and his works. Written when Pinter was only a few plays old, the book draws on several sources, including interviews with Pinter himself, to comment on Pinter’s career, his aesthetic and philosophical choices, and his oeuvre as a writer. The section devoted to his individual plays has been arranged in a chronological manner to visually represent the growth of the playwright and the relationship shared between his early and later works. Esslin, known for coining the term ‘theatre of the absurd,’ was himself an inspiration to Pinter and hence, the book records an intellectual and creative exchange between the author and his subject. The book will be of interest to students of literature, drama, history as well as to an academically inclined theatre audience.
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The Language of Silence

The Language of Silence

Harold Pinter , " The Caretaker " and " The Dumb Waiter " ( New York : Grove Press , 1961 ) , 68 ; idem , The Homecoming ( New York : Grove Press , 1965 ) , 80 ( references hereafter will be to these editions unless otherwise indicated ) ...

Author: Leslie Kane

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838631878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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An analysis of West German literature as it tries to come to terms with the holocaust and its impact on post-war German society.
Categories: Literary Criticism

(a) John Arden (c) Philip Larkin (b) Joe Orton (d) None of these 80 Harold Pinter's first four plays are (a) The Caretaker, The Room, The Homecoming, The Birthday Party (b) The Room, The Dumb Waiter, The Birthday Party, The Caretaker ...

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Publisher: Arihant Publications India limited

ISBN: 9789326192514

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Page: 889

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Viva Pinter

Viva Pinter

The ritual is enacted with slight variations in different plays like The Dumb Waiter , The Caretaker , One for the Road and Mountain Language . While in plays like The Dumb Waiter and The Caretaker we find a pair of tormentors , in One ...

Author: Brigitte Gauthier

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 303911929X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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In his Nobel speech, entitled Art, Truth and Politics, Harold Pinter explained how he was fighting against the «tapestry of lies». It is indeed those daily lies, lies of love or of state, that are exposed in this book, which emphasises his political agenda. In March 2007, the University of Lyon (Jean Moulin) and the ENS LSH organised VIVA PINTER, a tribute to his work centred on a key notion for the city of Lyon, the Spirit of Resistance. Pinter combined a concise, fragmented and syllogistic style with a keen perception of the metaphors of our time. The most specific instrument of this great humanist lay in his representation of power games. In this volume, scholars, stage-directors and lawyers tell us how his work is highly meaningful for them. Golden Palm winners Volker Schlöndorff and Jerry Schatzberg, film and theatre director David Jones, and BBC radio producer Barbara Bray share with us the memory of how they worked with Pinter on his major plays and films.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Caretaker

The Caretaker

By the Same Author plays ASHESTO ASHES BETRAYAL THE BIRTHDAY PARTY THE CARETAKER CELEBRATION AND THE ROOM THE ... Family Voices) PARTY TIME REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST (with DiTrevis) THE ROOM AND THE DUMB WAITER A SLIGHT ACHE AND OTHER ...

Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571300655

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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It was with this play that Harold Pinter had his first major success, and its production history since it was first performed in 1960 has established the work as a landmark in twentieth-century drama. The obsessive caretaker, Davies, whose papers are in Sidcup, is a classic comic creation, and his uneasy relationship with the enigmatic Aston and Mick established the author's individuality with an international audience.
Categories: Performing Arts