The Birthday Party

by  Harold Pinter

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 2f

Goldberg and McCann arrive at a seaside boarding house where Meg and Petey live with their guest Stanley. They inquire about Stanley: we soon find out that McCann and Goldberg have a job to do. Learning it is his birthday they give Stanley a party at which Stanley is verbally bludgeoned into submission. The next day Stanley is removed. It is the collective impact of the dialogue which welds the'seemingly inexplicable actions of Goldberg and McCann into a menacing whole.

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The Birthday Party

by  Harold Pinter

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    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Goldberg and McCann arrive at a seaside boarding house where Meg and Petey live with their guest Stanley. They inquire about Stanley: we soon find out that McCann and Goldberg have a job to do. Learning it is his birthday they give Stanley a party at which Stanley is verbally bludgeoned into submission. The next day Stanley is removed. It is the collective impact of the dialogue which welds the'seemingly inexplicable actions of Goldberg and McCann into a menacing whole.
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  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A living-room

Casting

4m, 2f
M4 (35, 50, 65) F2 (25, 65)
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Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 until his death on Christmas Eve 2008. (They were married in 1980). After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Central School of Speech and Drama, he worked as an actor under the stage name David Baron. Following his s ...

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