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Caretaker and the Dumb Waiter Two Plays

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ISBN-10: 080215087X

ISBN-13: 9780802150875

Edition: 1994

Authors: Harold Pinter

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Jacket description.back: In all of Pinter's plays, seemingly ordinary events become charged with profound, if elusive, meaning, haunting pathos, and wild comedy. In The Caretaker, a tramp finds lodging in the derelict house of two brothers; in The Dumbwaiter, a pair of gunmen wait for the kill in a decayed lodging house. Harold Pinter gradually exposes the inner strains and fear of his characters, alternating hilarity and character to create and almost unbearable edge of tension.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

English playwright, poet, and political activist Harold Pinter was born on October 10, 1930, in London's East End. From childhood he was interested in literature and acting. He studied at both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Pinter was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright and screenwriter. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. Pinter published his first poems in 1950. He worked as a bit-part actor in a BBC Radio program and also toured with a…