A Slight Ache

by  Harold Pinter

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

Flora and Edward invite the matchseller into their home. The matchseller is silent; faced with this silence, Edward destroys himself while Flora gains strength, until finally Flora turns Edward out with the tray of matches. The midsummer's day which …

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A Slight Ache

by  Harold Pinter

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    2m, 1f
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    • Adult

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Flora and Edward invite the matchseller into their home. The matchseller is silent; faced with this silence, Edward destroys himself while Flora gains strength, until finally Flora turns Edward out with the tray of matches. The midsummer's day which began with Edward having a 'slight ache' ends in his total disintegration.
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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Time Period: Contemporary

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2m, 1f
M2 (middle age) F1 (middle age).
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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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