By Harold Pinter
This quantity comprises Harold Pinter's first six performs: The birthday celebration, The Dumb Waiter, The Room, A mild pain, an evening Out, The Black and White, and The Examination.
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The Birthday Party
Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding condominium by means of strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent-seeming party for Stanley becomes a nightmare.
'Mr Pinter's terrifying combination of pathos and hatred fuses unforgettably into the stuff of art.' Sunday Times
The Room and The Dumb Waiter
In those early one-act performs, Harold Pinter unearths himself as already in complete regulate of his special skill to make dramatic poetry of the banalities of daily speech and the precision with which it defines character.
'Harold Pinter is the main unique author to have emerged from the "new wave" of dramatists who gave clean lifestyles to the British theatre within the fifties and early sixties.' The Times
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Extra resources for Plays: One (The Birthday Party, The Dumb Waiter, The Room, A Slight Ache, A Night Out, The Black and White, The Examination)
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