A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Harold Pinter, receiver of the New York Critics' Antoinette Perry Award for Best
Broadway Drama in 1967. Titles in this study guide include The Homecoming, The Comedies of Menace, The Birthday Party, The Dumb Waiter, A Slight Ache, The Caretaker, The Collection, The Lover, and other minor works.
As an author of mid-twentieth-century drama, Pinter wrote about physical and psychological threats to the status quo in his stories, creating an atmosphere that simultaneously moves the plot forward and involves the audience in its implications. Moreover, his work portrayed themes discussing communication, domination, and an individual’s psychological needs.