The Hothouse

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A black comedy set in a government-run mental institution, The Hothouse revolves around a sinister murder plot hatched against a backdrop of corruption, sexual favors, and hopeless bureaucratic ineptitude. Beneath the surface comedy there are frightening implications concerning a bureaucracy ostensibly dedicated to humanitarian concerns, but where people are referred to by numbers and forgotten as easily as troublesome figures on a balance sheet. Written in 1958, The Hothouse was first performed at London's ...
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Overview

A black comedy set in a government-run mental institution, The Hothouse revolves around a sinister murder plot hatched against a backdrop of corruption, sexual favors, and hopeless bureaucratic ineptitude. Beneath the surface comedy there are frightening implications concerning a bureaucracy ostensibly dedicated to humanitarian concerns, but where people are referred to by numbers and forgotten as easily as troublesome figures on a balance sheet. Written in 1958, The Hothouse was first performed at London's Hampstead Theatre in April 1980, in a production directed by Pinter himself."A blistering funny play. . . . Hothouse is wild, impudent, fiercely funny."-Jack Kroll, Newsweek
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Editorial Reviews

New Yorker
How lucky we are to have this new/old play before us at last! Pinter is an incandescence; he glows in the dark, and the glow and the dark are equally of his making.
NY Times
...it's amusing to rediscover him in youthful form...it's precisely the uninhibited high spirits of the author's immaturity that delight.
NY Post
...some of the funniest lines currently on Broadway...
NY Daily News
THE HOTHOUSE is riotous and spooky fun...bringing a new lift to the theater season.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394176758
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1980
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 154

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