At a glance:
- Author: Harold Pinter
- First Published: 1981
- Type of Plot: Psychological
- Time of Work: The 1980’s
- Setting: England
- Characters: Voice 1, Voice 2, Voice 3
- Genres: Drama, Psychological drama, Memory play
- Subjects: Family or family life, Communication, 1980's, England or English people, Radio or radio broadcasting, Isolation
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Family Voices is a radio play which interweaves the voice of a young man with that of a woman who seems to be his mother. The young man makes fourteen speeches; the mother, twelve. Near the end of the play, a third voice, that of a man who seems to be the young man’s father, enters and makes two speeches.
The young man’s opening monologue appears to be a letter written to his mother. (It ends: “And so I shall end this letter to you, my dear mother, with my love.”) The audience learns that he is enjoying being alone in an “enormous city”;...
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