At a glance:
- Author: Harold Pinter
- First Published: 1960
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Surrealism
- Time of Work: Twentieth century
- Genres: Drama, Surrealist literature, Absurdist literature
- Subjects: England or English people, Veterans, London, Landlords or tenants, Tramps or hoboes
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
London flat. One-room setting for the play’s entire three acts. The time setting is contemporary with the writing. The room is in a run-down house in a run-down area in the west side of London, several of whose districts are mentioned—Shepherd’s Bush, Camden Town, and Finsbury Park. The poor state of the room is instrumental to the plot. A bucket catches rainwater dripping through its leaking roof. The room has no washing or cooking facilities, and there is no heat. The only window is half-covered with a sack, letting in a draft and...
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