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A black comedy set in a government-run mental institution, The Hothouse revolves around a sinister murder plot hatched against a backdrop of corruption, . The Hothouse by Harold Pinter, Hampstead Theatre, 24 April , transfer In I re-read The Hothouse and decided it was worth presenting on the stage. That his line and plight are met with raucous laughter is symptomatic of director Jamie Lloyd’s boldly funny production of Harold Pinter’s “The.

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The Hothouse

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. All the comedy of Pinter’s play, in fact, comes strongly across. Jun 21, Kourosh Ghaniyoun rated it liked hothoude. Books by Harold Pinter. Reviews — The Hothouse” Pinte. It is so deep and hotyouse the real corruption occurs everywhere. And there is a wealth of fine supporting performances. Quite frankly blew my head off, I work in a bureaucracy, this is my first play of his I have read.

A patient has been impregnated by someone on staff, and the mystery and potential scandal launches a macabre quadrille of investigation, torture, and obfuscation. Retrieved from ” https: But I was reminded how Pinter once remarked that The Caretaker was funny only up to a point and it was because of that point that he wrote it.

Preview — The Hothouse by Harold Pinter. He is hilarious as he reacts to the news of one patient’s death with a look of thunderstruck horror and, in seeking to identify the impregnated party, dreamily enquires “Quite a sensual sort of face? To ask other readers questions about The Hothouseplease sign up. Miss Cutts was in love with Roote, the hoyhouse, and tried her chance with Gibbs.


May 25, Mahtab rated it liked it.

No, I certainly had no special knowledge of such things. Stark, bleak and recommended. Reality has overtaken it.

Legit Review: ‘The Hothouse’

Dec 02, Chenise rated it it was ok Shelves: Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. Pjnter May 9,reviewed May I’d like to watch the play.

It is recommended that everyone gets a hold of this book. This article is about the play. Hothouse is wild, impudent, fiercely funny.

As Pinter once said, he indeed could never write normal plays with a Shakespearean happy ending. But, richly pleasurable and boundlessly funny as Jamie Lloyd’s new production of this early Pinter play is, I feel it misses something of its chilling political undertow.

Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in DecemberPinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role in a critically-acclaimed stage production of Samuel Beckett’s one-act monologue Krapp’s Last Tapefor the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October Aug 02, Sanniara rated it it was amazing.

Jun 29, Sahar rated it really liked hlthouse. Later, sitting down to read the play that had made such an impression on me, I was surprised at how good a read it was all on its own. Power as exercised through bureaucracy; the individual versus a structured society; relationships, manipulation and sex; betrayal; authority linter subservience; sanity bordering with madness.


You don’t really know what’s happened until you e read the very last word, and even then you don’t know. It is a dark comedy set in a state-run mental hospital where patients are referred to strictly by numbers and, we soon infer, are not well treated. The Hothouse by Harold Pinter. The day has barely begun and Roote Russell Beale is not happy.

That’s my next gig! I do like it, it is the best of Harold Pinter till now as I see.

The end is often so abrupt and blunt that it hurts the readers pace hotouse makes him wonder what it was al hothousw in chair. Paperbackpages.

It is an incredible text. Sep 24, J Benedetti rated it it was amazing. The manager talks as if he do not know either of them and blame his subordinates for those bad events.

Stylistically, these works are marked by theatrical pauses and silences, comedic timing, irony, and menace.

– The Hothouse

May 05, Leonard rated it liked it. I then went on to write The Caretaker. Lists with This Book. In this case we are in some deeply English “rest home” run by a tetchy ex-colonel, Roote, who on Christmas Day finds himself confronted by a dual hothouae