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The Caretaker [Paperback]

Harold Pinter
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4 Mar 1991

It was with this play that Harold Pinter had his first major success, and its production history since it was first performed in 1960 has established the work as a landmark in twentieth-century drama.

The obsessive caretaker, Davies, whose papers are in Sidcup, is a classic comic creation, and his uneasy relationship with the enigmatic Aston and Mick established the author's individuality with an international audience.


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; New Ed edition (4 Mar 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571160794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571160792
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 and they married in 1980. In 1995 he won the David Cohen British Literature Prize, awarded for a lifetime's achievement in literature. In 1996 he was given the Laurence Olivier Award for a lifetime's achievement in theatre. In 2002 he was made a Companion of Honour for services to literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and, in the same year, the Wilfred Owen Award for Poetry and the Franz Kafka Award (Prague). In 2006 he was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize and, in 2007, the highest French honour, the Légion d'honneur. He died in December 2008.

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5.0 out of 5 stars There's no caretaker at all ! 16 April 2003
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This is the story of three men. Mick is the proprietor of a shabby house in the country side. Aston-his brother-is always busy with something but never accomplishes anything. Finally there is Davies, some kind of a hobo, adopted by Aston who gives him a place to sleep and - after a while - asks him if he wants a job as caretaker. Davies is very reluctant and finds petty excuses to postpone the decision of becoming the caretaker.
What is the plot of this play? Everything stays the same, nothing will ever happen. It becomes clear that the three characters are stuck with each other (Pretty much like the characters of 'With closed doors' by J.P.Sartre.).
The most impressive part of the play is the monologue by Aston in which he tells how he was treated with electro shocks when he was a kid. This is one of the most gruesome parts I know in modern theatre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally found it! 11 Jan 2014
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Been looking for this for a while now and finally came across it! and at such a great price!

Product came very fast and in perfect condition :)

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