When The Homecoming opened in London on June 3, 1965, Harold Pinter was already considered a major playwright m England, and his new play was eagerly awaited. Harold Hobson, critic for the Sunday Times, who alone had championed Pinter's debut The Room and his 1958 The Birthday Party, had said then that "Mr. Pinter ... possesses the most original, disturbing and arresting talent in theatrical London," and he predicted then that Pinter would make his mark in theatre. The great success of The Caretaker in 1960, radio plays such as A Slight Ache, and...
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