The Homecoming

The Homecoming : [a Play]

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In an old and slightly seedy house in North London there lives a family of men: Max, the aging but still aggressive patriarch; his younger, ineffectual brother Sam; and two of Max's three sons, neither of whom is married -- Lenny, a small-time pimp, and Joey, who dreams of success as a boxer. Into this sinister abode comes the eldest son, Teddy, who, having spent the past six years teaching philosophy in America, is now bringinghis wife, Ruth, home to visit the family she has never met. As the play progresses, the younger brothers make increasingly outrageous passes at their sister-in-law until they are practically making love to her in front of her stunned but strangely aloof husband.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 7.37mm | 91g
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 41st ed.
  • 0802151051
  • 9780802151056
  • 205,763

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In an old and slightly seedy house in North London there lives a family of men: Max, the aging but still aggressive patriarch; his younger, ineffectual brother Sam; and two of Max's three sons, neither of whom is married-Lenny, a small-time pimp, and Joey, who dreams of success as a boxer. Into this sinister abode come the eldest son, Teddy, who, having spent the past six years teaching philosophy in America, is now bringing his wife, Ruth, home to visit the family she has never met.
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About Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter wurde 1930 in London geboren. Er war nach seiner Ausbildung an der Royal Academy of Dramatic Art bis 1957 Schauspieler an diversen Provinzbühnen. Die Uraufführung seines ersten abendfüllenden Stücks 'Die Geburtstagsfeier' stieß 1958 bei der englischen Kritik auf Unverständnis; 1960 etablierte ihn schließlich 'Der Hausmeister' als einen der meistgespielten und einflussreichsten britischen Dramatiker.
Neben Stücken hat er Drehbücher (u.a. für Regisseure wie Joseph Losey, Elia Kazan, Robert Altman, Volker Schlöndorff und Paul Schrader) geschrieben, Hör- und Fernsehspiele sowie den Roman 'Die Zwerge', Regie geführt und als Schauspieler in Film und Theater gearbeitet.
Harold Pinter erhielt den Literatur-Nobelpreis 2005.
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