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The Homecoming - Harold Pinter
The Homecoming
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In an old and slightly seedy house in North London there lives a family of men: Max, the aging but still aggressive patriarch; his younger, ineffectual brother Sam; and two of Max's three sons, neither of whom is married -- Lenny, a small-time pimp, and Joey, who dreams of success as a boxer.... show more
In an old and slightly seedy house in North London there lives a family of men: Max, the aging but still aggressive patriarch; his younger, ineffectual brother Sam; and two of Max's three sons, neither of whom is married -- Lenny, a small-time pimp, and Joey, who dreams of success as a boxer. Into this sinister abode comes the eldest son, Teddy, who, having spent the past six years teaching philosophy in America, is now bringinghis wife, Ruth, home to visit the family she has never met. As the play progresses, the younger brothers make increasingly outrageous passes at their sister-in-law until they are practically making love to her in front of her stunned but strangely aloof husband.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802151056 (0802151051)
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 82
Edition language: English
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Thief of Camorr
Thief of Camorr rated it
4.0 The Homecoming
Good description to the appearance of the character, so you can feel the disgust but also the wonder. A little predictable, but done well all the same.
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
3.0
If the purpose of theater is to make the audience uncomfortable then Pinter is a genius. Is misogyny excusable if it is drama? Is it more excusable as comedy?
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I seem to have missed the point, although I've no doubt there is one. Best performed, I'd say.
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