Like Pinter's earlier plays. Pinter deals with bare essentials. There are only three characters -- a man named Deeley, his wife, Kate, and Anna, a friend of Kate's whom they have not seen in 20 years. Beneath the surface of their taut, witty conversation lurks suggestions of darkness, until the present is overwhelmed with intimations of some frightening past.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Devil_llama - LibraryThing
A strange and disturbing look at a couple hosting an old friend for dinner. The play runs more on what is not said than on what is said. Snippets of ideas presented, never quite completed, as the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jburlinson - LibraryThing
Elusive and portentous. It's Pinter, after all. Not his best, to my mind, but it's difficult for me to put into words why this doesn't quite do it for me the way No Man's Land or The Homecoming does. Maybe if I were Pinter, I could express it better. Read full review