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The Birthday Party and the Room: Two Plays (Paperback)

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In The Birthday Party, a musician escapes to a dilapidated boarding house, where he falls victim to the shadowy, ritualized violence of two men who have followed him from his sinister past. In The Room, a derelict boarding house again becomes the scene of a visitation from the past when a blind man suddenly arrives to deliver a mysterious message. Both plays are invested with the elements that make Pinter's work unique: the disturbing familiarity of the dialogue, the subtle characterization, and the abrupt mood and power shifts among the characters, which can be by turns terrifying, moving, and wildly funny.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780802151148
ISBN-10: 0802151140
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 20th, 1994
Pages: 116
Language: English