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    Harold Pinter Plays 1: The Birthday Party, the Room, the Dumb Waiter, a Slight Ache, the Hothouse, a Night out, the Black and White, the Examination (Faber Contemporary Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Harold Pinter

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    DescriptionThis volume contains Harold Pinter's first six plays, including The Birthday Party. The Birthday Party Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by two strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent-seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightmare. 'Mr Pinter's terrifying blend of pathos and hatred fuses unforgettably into the stuff of art.' Sunday Times 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 The Hothouse The Hothouse was first produced in 1980, though Harold Pinter wrote the play in 1958, just before commencing work on The Caretaker. In this compelling study of bureaucratic power, we can see the full emergence of a great and original dramatic talent. 'The Hothouse is at once sinister and hilarious, suggesting an unholy alliance of Kafka and Feydeau.' Spectator


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    Title
    Harold Pinter Plays 1
    Subtitle
    The Birthday Party, the Room, the Dumb Waiter, a Slight Ache, the Hothouse, a Night out, the Black and White, the Examination
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harold Pinter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571178445
    ISBN 10: 0571178448
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 822.914
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    Libri: B-536
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Plays
    Publication date
    10 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 and they married in 1980. In 1995 he won the David Cohen British Literature Prize, awarded for a lifetime's achievement in literature. In 1996 he was given the Laurence Olivier Award for a lifetime's achievement in theatre. In 2002 he was made a Companion of Honour for services to literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and, in the same year, the Wilfred Owen Award for Poetry and the Franz Kafka Award (Prague). In 2006 he was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize and, in 2007, the highest French honour, the Legion d'honneur. He died in December 2008.