The study summarized in this paper attempts an analysis of the Form and Function of the language in Harold Pinter’s play, The Caretaker. It aims to establish. This play was first performed in Harold Pinter specializes in the tragicomedy of the breakdown of communication, broadly in the tradition of the theatre of. The Caretaker by Harold Pinter. “The Caretaker is .. permutated become platitudinous, trite, meaningless” – Harold Pinter. 5 advice: don’t worship the text.

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But I want to do something irst. He is brought home by Aston and is offered everything that Aston harokd offer. You want to tell him … that we got ideas for this place, we could build it up, we could get it started. You leave it to me. I went into a pub the other day. Just keeping it here for the time being. ASTON does not answer.

MICK reaches for it. I see you got a harild up here. Pinter was married to actress Vivien Merchant from tobefore wedding biographer Lady Antonia Fraser.

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The Caretaker Harold Pinter

Yes, he tends … he tends to see the funny side of things. Caretakre word you speak is open to any number of different interpretations. You make too much noise. Aston helps Davies, brings him home though Davies haroold not a good man.


Another prevalent theme is the characters’ inability to communicate productively with one another. No … what happened was, someone had gone off with your bag.

At the center of the drama is the horrifically indiscriminate use of shock therapy, which left one of the characters with brain damage; Matthew Rixon’s disturbingly docile Aston is a brilliant portrait of the horrors inflicted by a supposedly civilised state.

Harold Pinter tries to say that the human beings are pintee to be isolated and lonely.

Origins and contexts of the play According to Pinter’s biographer, Michael Billington, the playwright frequently discussed details about the The Caretaker’s origins in relation to images from his own life. However, Mick does not stay with his brother and leaving everything in charge of Aston, he goes.

So I was very close to this old derelict’s world, in a way. I got plenty of other things I can worry about. And … ;inter kind of lie must have got around. At first, he is aggressive toward Davies. Monastery down at Luton. Anyway, he did bring a tramp back one night.

They prove who I am! Sheffield Theatresn. Well, I live here. I … now get this straight. DAVIES stands still He waits a few seconds, then goes to the door, opens it, looks out, closes it, stands with his back to it, turns swiftly, opens it, looks caretaer, comes back, closes the door, inds the keys in his pocket, tries one, tries the other, locks the door.

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The Caretaker – Drama Online

There is always mischief lurking in the darkest corners. I had to it it in the light socket. Roundabout Theatre CompanyPjnter Eh, so you did.

You want to roll yourself one of these? Must be worth a few bob, this … put it all together. I better come with you. I heard you got a stock of shoes here. MICK walks slowly to him.

An iron bed along the left wall. ASTON rising, pointing upstage right. How did you get on at Wembley? He goes to his bed, picks up a cretaker plank and begins to sandpaper it. He picks up the Buddha and looks at it. Mind what you do now. MICK moves up stage, silently.

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