Plays: One (The Birthday Party, The Dumb Waiter, The Room, A by Harold Pinter

By Harold Pinter

This quantity includes Harold Pinter's first six performs: The party, The Dumb Waiter, The Room, A mild soreness, an evening Out, The Black and White, and The Examination.

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The Birthday Party

Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding condo via strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent-seeming party for Stanley becomes a nightmare.

'Mr Pinter's terrifying mixture 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 finds himself as already in complete keep watch over of his specified 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 existence to the British theatre within the fifties and early sixties.' The Times

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M e g . Well, it would have been easier last week. g o l d b e r g . It would, eh? m e g . Yes. g o l d b e r g . Why? How many have you got here at the moment? m e g . Just one at the moment. GOLDBERG. Just One? m e g . Yes. Just one. Until you came. g o l d b e r g . And your husband, of course? m e g . Yes, but he sleeps with me. g o l d b e r g . What does he do, your husband? m e g . He’s a deck-chair attendant. g o l d b e r g . Oh, very nice, m e g . Yes, he’s out in all weathers. goldberg.

We’re booked out. Your room is taken. Mrs Boles forgot to tell you. You’ll have to find somewhere else. g o l d b e r g . Are you the manager here? ST AN LE Y. That’s right. g o l d b e r g . Is it a good game? St a n l e y . I run the house. I’m afraid you and your friend will have to find other accommodation. • GOLDBERG (rising). Oh, I forgot, I must congratulate you on your birthday. (Offering his hand) Congratulations. S t a n l e y (ignoring hand). Perhaps you’re deaf. g o l d b e r g . No, what makes you think that?

M c c a n n . Your cigarette is near that paper. St a n l e y Voicesfrom the back. Where the hell are they? ) Why don’t they come in? What are they doing out there? m c c a n n . You want to steady yourself. St a n l e y . St a n l e y St a n l e y crosses to him and grips his arm. (urgently). Look— THE B I R T H D A Y P A R T Y 52 Don’t touch me. S t a n l e y . Look. Listen a minute. m c c a n n . Let go my arm. S t a n l e y . Look. Sit down a minute. m c c a n n (savagely, hitting his arm).

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