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Birthday Party, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Birthday Party, The

Harold Pinter

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573606083

"Fascinating capacity to be menacing, ominous and evocative of some dark and threatening doom." - The New York Post

"The most interesting play to be seen on Broadway." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play - The living room of a house in a seaside town in England.

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Interior Set

In a small house at a coastal resort live a man, his mentally wayward wife and their boarder who has been with them for a year. He is a strange chap, unkempt and in flight from we know not what. Enter an even stranger sleek Jewish man and his muscle bound Irish henchman. The mentally immature wife accommodates them with a room and then decides that it is time for the boarder to have a birthday. At the party she arranges, the new guests play cruel games with the boarder break his glasses, make a buffoon of him, and push him over the psychotic precipice. The next morning he is reduced to a gibbering idiot and meekly leaves with them.
"Fascinating capacity to be menacing, ominous and evocative of some dark and threatening doom." - The New York Post

"The most interesting play to be seen on Broadway." - The New York Times

The Birthday Party premiered at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, England, on April 28, 1958.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f

PETEY, a man in his sixties
MEG, a woman in her sixties
STANLEY, a man in his late thirties
LULU, a girl in her twenties
GOLDBERG, a man in his fifties
McCANN, a man of thirty
Author
Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930 and died on Christmas Eve, 2008. He was married to Antonia Fraser. He wrote twenty-nine plays including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, and Betrayal, twenty-one screenplays including The Servant, The Go-Between, The French Lieutenant's Woman and Sleuth, and directed twenty-seven theatre productions, including James Joyce's Exiles, David ... view full profile

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Randy Hurst 4/8/2014 10:48 AM
One of Pinter's finest!  Fast service from French.

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