PLAYS 1 THE BIRTHDAY PARTY THE ROOM THE DUMB WAITER A SLIGHT ACHE THE HOTHOUSE A NIGHT OUT THE BLACK AND WHITE THE EXAMINA VOL 1 FABER AND WHITE PROSE THE EXAMINATION V 1

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The Hothouse

Author : Harold Pinter
ISBN : 0822205351
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: The scene is a government institution, possibly mental or medical and presumably penal, where the inmates are kept behind locked gates and are referred to by number rather than name. In charge is Roote, a pompous ex-colonel who is surely
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Complete Works

Author : Harold Pinter
ISBN : 9780802192073
Genre : Drama
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Harold Pinter has long been acknowledged as one of the most influential playwrights in contemporary theatre; his arresting and original works have left a lasting imprint on the development of the stage and screen while delighting audiences around the world. This, the first of four volumes, contains his first five plays, including The Birthday Party (1958), his first full-length drama; as well as two short stories—"The Black and White" and "The Examination"—both written before Pinter turned to the theatre. Pinter's exacting and complex use of language and the features that mark his "comedies of menace" are clearly realized in these plays and stories. His speech "Writing for the Theatre" introduces the volume and establishes the context for those early years. Includes: The Birthday Party The Room The Dumb Waiter A Slight Ache A Night Out "The Black and White" "The Examination" "Writing for the Theatre"
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The Dumb Waiter

Author : Harold Pinter
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First produced in Germany before the success of THE CARETAKER had established Pinter as one of the leading British playwrights, this is a good example of his "comedy of menace."
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The Birthday Party And The Room

Author : Harold Pinter
ISBN : 0802151140
Genre : Drama
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Two dramatic works explore the role played by fate in the lives of boarding house tenants
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Plays

Author : Harold Pinter
ISBN : 0571193838
Genre : English drama
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The third edition from this controversial and prolific playwrite.
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Mountain Language

Author : Harold Pinter
ISBN : 082220777X
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Furthering the theme of political consciousness expressed so forcefully and eloquently in his earlier play One for the Road, the author's present play takes place in an anonymous country where individual liberties have been forfeited to the state. Set in a prison where the inmates are forbidden to speak their own language, the play is comprised of four terse, arresting scenes which make masterful use of nuance and subtle understatement (with sudden bursts of violence) to create an overwhelming sense of terror and shocking futility. In one scene uniformed officers taunt and belittle the women who have come to visit their men, who are political prisoners; in another a mother and son are allowed to speak only in the language of the capital, which they do not know; in the third scene a young woman accidentally sees a guard holding a limp, tortured man whom she knows to be her husband; and, in the final scene the old woman reunited with her bloody, trembling son and, though told she may now speak, she has been silenced so long that she cannot, or will not, do so. Quintessentially Pinteresque in its skillful use of pregnant pauses, resonant images and nightmarish utterances, the play is both enthralling theatre and a stirring reminder of what can happen when the power of the state becomes all-encompassing and the rights of the individual are forfeited, whether through neglect or weakness of will.
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In 1926

Author : Hans Ulrich GUMBRECHT
ISBN : 9780674038042
Genre : Social Science
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In this thoroughly innovative work, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht evokes the year 1926 through explorations of such things as bars, boxing, movie palaces, hunger artists, airplanes, hair gel, bullfighting, film stardom and dance crazes. From the vantage points of Berlin, Buenos Aires, and New York, the reader is allowed multiple itineraries, ultimately becoming immersed in the activities, entertainments, and thought patterns of the citizens of 1926.
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The Room The Dumb Waiter

Author : Harold Pinter
ISBN : 9780571301089
Genre : Drama
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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
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Life Of P T Barnum

Author : Phineas Taylor Barnum
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010225030
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Critical Companion To George Orwell

Author : Edward Quinn
ISBN : 9781438108735
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the life and writings of George Orwell, including detailed synopses of his works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.
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