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What the actual eff.I m curious about what my professor is going to say about this because wtf. Incredibly disturbingWithout painting broad strokes of flagrant violence, obscene language, or the like, Pinter still manages to create an environment of unparalleled menace His tools are simply language or, rather, what isn t said and layers of paradox that rise from a triumviri of inconsistent character behaviors, statuses, and conceptions of the past.While reading, I found myself continually doubting the validity of what nearly every character did and said Did I mention this play is also incredibly funny Though The Homecoming is a major mind warper in terms of characters behavior, it s ultimately very transparent The facts are stated, quite clearly it s simply unthinkable to the viewer that what s going on is unchallenged.Unsurprisingly, critics lambasted The Homecoming for various reasons my favorite being its amorality and thematic ambiguity I mean, how can a play be so riveting yet still make you ask, what was the point of that story Pinter s a unique talent who will certainly be missed. @Ebook Ø The Homecoming æ In An Old And Slightly Seedy House In North London There Lives A Family Of Men Max, The Aging But Still Aggressive Patriarch His Younger, Ineffectual Brother Sam And Two Of Max S Three Sons, Neither Of Whom Is Married Lenny, A Small Time Pimp, And Joey, Who Dreams Of Success As A Boxer Into This Sinister Abode Comes The Eldest Son, Teddy, Who, Having Spent The Past Six Years Teaching Philosophy In America, Is Now Bringing His Wife, Ruth, Home To Visit The Family She Has Never Met As The Play Progresses, The Younger Brothers Make Increasingly Outrageous Passes At Their Sister In Law Until They Are Practically Making Love To Her In Front Of Her Stunned But Strangely Aloof Husband I reread this after reading The Birthday Party The Room Two Plays just the other day and it s a natural progression for both Pinter and the reader The decrepit boardinghouses of the two earlier plays have become an old family home the characters are developed the dialogue is richer and both and less nuanced The woman is still a focal point, but she no longer jabbers to herself because the men in her life tune her out she is reflective, quietly assertive, and silent on her own behalf when their sordid needs arise and they want an answer from her.I first read this for a class over thirty years ago and I have no memory of what my 18 or 19 year old self thought of it or what I was told to think of it I reread my now cover less due to this read copy from then and could see I d bracketed a few lines even back then I hated the look of underlining or, even worse, highlighting and made a minimal amount of notes in the margins Next to a speech by Teddy the homecoming son I d written he s like Clov, not Hamm a reference to Beckett s Endgame, which maybe I read for the same class This was the first Pinter I read, but not the last, and I consider him one of my favorite playwrights, so something must ve gone right in the course, whatever it was called and whoever the professor was Perhaps he was the old Jesuit priest from Ireland that also taught me Joyce He loved James Joyce and disliked Joyce Cary we only read The Horse s Mouth so he could criticize it, it seemed to me or was that me who didn t like the Cary, or was that me because of him Sorry for the ramble, as this is not one of Pinter s so called memory plays, but even here truth is malleable and memory does not unlock it. Quite a few books you read movies and plays you watched in your youth tend to disappoint when you are of a ripe mature age but this play, which I saw on stage in London at age eighteen, had not lost any of its riveting qualities when I read it tonight, thirty six years later within the space of less than two hours In less than a hundred pages Pinter manages to turn the grotesque into the plausible by making an eerily antisocial milieu come to life Chapeau . who the gave you the noble prize, you pervert of the.., we are not at all interested in you sexual fantasies. I didn t like this play It s seedy and mean, full of horrible characters treating each other badly That doesn t mean that it s not a good play, maybe even a great one, because that was exactly what Pinter was going for, in his so called comedy menace period There are power plays and power shifts There are threats and responses, as well as sparse pointed dialogue, increasingly absurd behaviour and a nasty spin in the tail. The Homecoming , Harold PinterThe Homecoming is a two act play written in 1964 by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter and it was first published in 1965 Set in North London, the play has six characters Five of these are men who are related to each other Max, a retired butcher his brother Sam, a chauffeur and Max s three sons Teddy, an expatriate American philosophy professor Lenny, who appears to be a pimp and Joey, a would be boxer in training who works in demolition There is one woman, Ruth, who is Teddy s wife The play concerns Teddy s and Ruth s homecoming, which has distinctly different symbolic and thematic implications.Characters Max, Sam, Lenny, Joey, Ruth, Teddy 2002 1381 112 9649311734 1390 20