The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

This play is a dark comedy that unfolds in a rundown boarding house in a nondescript English seaside town, where the mundane lives of its residents are disrupted by the arrival of two sinister strangers. The narrative centers around Stanley, a piano player hiding from his past, who becomes the target of a bizarre and menacing birthday celebration orchestrated by these newcomers. Through its claustrophobic setting and cryptic dialogue, the play explores themes of identity, power, and the thin line between reality and illusion, leaving audiences to ponder the characters' true intentions and the nature of the threat they pose.

The 3488th greatest book of all time


Published
1958
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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