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This play was first performed inHarold Pinter specializes in the tragicomedy of the breakdown of communication, broadly in the tradition of the theatre of the absurds and this is demonstrated in both The Caretaker and The Birthday Party ❮Reading❯ ➶ I Blame The Scapegoats Author John O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk broadly in the tradition of the theatre of the absurds and this is demonstrated in both The Caretaker and The Birthday Party The Caretaker


About the Author: Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter, CH, CBE, was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, political activist, and poet He was one of the most influential playwrights of modern times In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.After publishing poetry and acting in school plays as a teenager in London, Pinter began his professional theatrical career in 1951, touring throughout Ireland From 1952, he acted in repertory companies throughout England for about a dozen years, using the stage name David Baron in the late 1950s Beginning with his first play, The Room 1957 , Pinter s writing career spanned over 50 years and produced 29 original stage plays, 27 screenplays, many dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays, poetry, one novel, short fiction, essays, speeches, and letters His best known plays include The Birthday Party 1957 , The Caretaker 1959 , The Homecoming 1964 , and Betrayal 1978 , each of which he adapted to film His screenplay adaptations of others works include The Servant 1963 , The Go Between 1970 , The French Lieutenant s Woman 1981 , The Trial 1993 , and Sleuth 2007 He directed almost 50 stage, television, and film productions and acted extensively in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others works Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in December 2001, Pinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role in a critically acclaimed stage production of Samuel Beckett s one act monologue Krapp s Last Tape, for the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October 2006.Pinter s dramas often involve strong conflicts among ambivalent characters who struggle for verbal and territorial dominance and for their own versions of the past Stylistically, these works are marked by theatrical pauses and silences, comedic timing, irony, and menace Thematically ambiguous, they raise complex issues of individual identity oppressed by social forces, language, and vicissitudes of memory In 1981, Pinter stated that he was not inclined to write plays explicitly about political subjects yet in the mid 1980s he began writing overtly political plays, reflecting his own heightening political interests and changes in his personal life This new direction in his work and his left wing political activism stimulated additional critical debate about Pinter s politics Pinter, his work, and his politics have been the subject of voluminous critical commentary.Pinter received numerous awards In addition to the Nobel Prize, he received the Tony Award for Best Play in 1967 for The Homecoming He was given BAFTA awards, the French L gion d honneur and 20 honorary degrees Festivals and symposia have been devoted to him and his work In awarding the Nobel Prize, the Swedish Academy noted, That he occupies a position as a modern classic is illustrated by his name entering the language as an adjective used to describe a particular atmosphere and environment in drama Pinteresque He died from liver cancer on 24 December 2008 He was buried the following week at Kensal Green Cemetery in North West London.



10 thoughts on “The Caretaker

  1. says:

    It s funny, you know As soon as a play is called something like The Caretaker you just know that the person who gets the job of caretaker, who is referred to throughout as the caretaker, won t be able to take care of anyone, not even himself You know that he will be the one who is taken care of and he will be incapable of acknowledging the care he is receiving And so it proves This, of course, is called irony.I would like to say this is a funny play but it isn t, even though I did smile q


  2. says:

    ASTON You er DAVIES Eh ASTON Were you dreaming or something DAVIES Dreaming ASTON Yes DAVIES I don t dream I ve never dreamed ASTON No, nor have I DAVIES Nor me.If I were in the room with him I would turn the sound down and watch the lips flap to know what he is really saying Help me, save me, fuck you There are stills of the first production of the play from 1960s I didn t like the expressions of the actors They looked like they were acting Fists are raised in threats or ASTON You er DAVIES


  3. says:

    I don t dream I ve never dreamed Davies is a prole, fired from a menial job, has references in a nearby town but can never make the walk, waiting for the weather to break, waiting for a proper pair of shoes He s befriended by a pair of brothers and allowed to crash at their place There are whispers of mental illness There s shipwrecked furniture and a leaking roof A nominal figure could correct the course Would Davies be the caretaker If only the weather would break This was my first P I don t


  4. says:

    The Caretaker is the story of two brothers, Mick and Aston, and a crumbling house Mick owns the place and has plans to renovate Dreams, really Aston has spent time in a mental hospital and underwent electro shock therapy The play begins when Aston brings home Davies, a down and out who is trying to live under the assumed name of Jenkins, and offers him the spare bed Mick s old bed Davies talks about his papers, which he s left behind in Sidcup, and speaks of his plans to get down there, a The Care


  5. says:

    Aston and his roommate Mick give shelter an old bum and take care of him.Or do they make sport of him You get here some fine comedy of menaceRobert Shaw impersonating Aston in Clive Donner s screen adaptation. Matching Soundtrack Ful Stop Radiohead Aston and his roommate Mick give shelter an old bum and take care of him.Or do they make sport of him You get here some fine comedy of menaceRobert Shaw impersonating Aston in Clive Donner s screen adaptation. Matching Soundtrack Ful Stop Radiohead


  6. says:

    Like Beckett, but with story.


  7. says:

    As far as I know Harold Pinter, plot and story are usually non existent in his works, but I still write a few lines about what goes on in this play.So, the play is about two brothers, Mick and Aston Mick works in the construction industry, and leads an average, moderately pointless life Aston through no fault of his own doesn t work anywhere, and leads an absolutely pointless life Mick is the owner of a run down building, and his idea is that he lets Aston live there, and Aston, in return As far as I know


  8. says:

    This was absurdly sad or sadly absurd, one of the two.


  9. says:

    From BBC radio 4 Two brothers shelter an elderly, homeless man after a fight in a caf But his problems are far from over.


  10. says:

    This was a disaster.I kind of get it, though.I felt the loneliness and the absurdity Absurdity and absurdity Lots of it Too much of it that it got too, well, absurd I get it I get what the writer tried to convey to the audience but for me, it was a reading disaster I wouldn t have read it at all if I wasn t worried about failing my Drama exam And this is what we get to study A play that makes no sense AT ALL Which, again, is the point of the whole text It doesn t have to make sense This was a disaster.I kind of get


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