At a glance:
- Author: Harold Pinter
- First Published: 1965
- Type of Work: Play
- Type of Plot: Psychological realism
- Time of Work: The mid-1960’s
- Setting: North London
- Genres: Drama, Psychological drama, Parody
- Subjects: 1960's, Family or family life, Philosophy or philosophers, Sex or sexuality, Gender roles, Communication, Domestic violence, London
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
Ruth, a former photographer’s model in her early thirties, now married to Teddy and the mother of their sons. On the occasion of her and Teddy’s visit to his family home in London, she is a force in the lives of Teddy’s father, uncle, and two brothers. As an outsider, she disrupts the comfortable routine of their lives. At the end, she does not leave for the United States with her husband; she admonishes him, at his departure, not to become a stranger. At first, experiencing the family’s hostility toward her, she slowly and subtly...
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