A Celebration and The Room: Two Plays

A Celebration and The Room: Two Plays

by Harold Pinter
     
 

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A restaurant. Two curved banquettes. It's a celebration. Violent, wildly funny, Harold Pinter's new play displays a vivid zest for life. In The Room, Harold Pinter's first play, he 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.

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A restaurant. Two curved banquettes. It's a celebration. Violent, wildly funny, Harold Pinter's new play displays a vivid zest for life. In The Room, Harold Pinter's first play, he 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's latest play, Celebration, and his first play, The Room directed by the author himself, premièred as a double-bill at London's Almeida Theatre in March 2000.

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John Lahr
In Pinter's plays, words are probes launced into the world, variously, to mask, to mystify, to mock, or to murder. He sets out his entire smorgasbord or gorgeous verbal moves in Celebration, which, like all good festive occasions, he keeps light and lively.
—The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802137081
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Pinter, Harold Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
824,333
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.43(d)

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