DOI: 10.5040/9780571320400.00000018
Roles: Male (2) , Female (0) , Neutral (0)

Two men are confined in a room with a kitchen lift which brings them unexpected messages.

In this early one-act play, Harold Pinter reveals himself as already in full control of his unique ability to make dramatic poetry of the banalities of everyday speech and the precision with which it defines character.

The Dumb Waiter was first performed at Hampstead Theatre Club, London, in January 1960, and transferred to the Royal Court Theatre, London, in March of the same year.

From The Caretaker & Dumb Waiter

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Grove Atlantic

Harold Pinter

ISBN: 9780802150875

Series: Grove Atlantic Drama

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