The Caretaker and The Dumb Waiter: Two Plays
Jacket description.back: In all of Pinter's plays, seemingly ordinary events become charged with profound, if elusive, meaning, haunting pathos, and wild comedy. In The Caretaker, a tramp finds lodging in the derelict house of two brothers; in The Dumbwaiter, a pair of gunmen wait for the kill in a decayed lodging house. Harold Pinter gradually exposes the inner strains and fear of his characters, alternating hilarity and character to create and almost unbearable edge of tension.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mstrust - LibraryThing
This is a tense play. One brother owns a junk-filled house and has a violent temper. His gentle brother takes pity on an old homeless man and invites him to stay. Over a matter of days the old man become the prey in a game of cat and mouse. One of Pinter's best. Read full review