In I re-read The Hothouse and decided it was worth presenting on the stage . I made a few cuts but no changes. HAROLD PINTER. GIBBS, in his thirties. 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. A long, dark, funny play. Place: the building of an “institution” that seem to keep locked in “patients”, seemingly mentally disordered persons.

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He sits still, staring, as in a catatonic trance. A patient has been impregnated by someone on staff, and the mystery and potential scandal launches a macabre quadrille of investigation, torture, and obfuscation. Tgg rated it liked it Aug 01, Archived from the original Web on 3 July And there is a wealth of nothouse supporting performances.

The Hothouse – review

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Jan 26, Algernon rated it really liked it Shelves: The manager talks as if he do not know pintr of them and blame his subordinates for those bad events. Francis Gillen and Steven H. Preview — The Hothouse by Harold Pinter. He died from liver cancer on 24 December This one in particular is one of his longer plays, which is why the tension builds even more.


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Can old complaints be forgot? And a man died! Well, not exactly missing.

Aug 02, Sanniara rated it it was amazing. This was pretty cool with some enjoyable moments.

Want to Read saving…. I laughed incessantly at Russell Beale’s performance but his Roote seems to be in a state of incipient collapse from the off whereas Pinter, when he played the role, showed us a figure of awesome power who only disintegrated as the play progressed.

Textifying: Harold Pinter – The Hothouse

Refresh and try again. As Pinter once said, he indeed could never write normal plays with a Shakespearean happy ending. The same, I’d suggest, is true of a politically lethal play like The Hothouse. Trivia About The Hothouse.

Back to Directing main page. Directed by Jamie Lloyd. 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.


Legit Review: ‘The Hothouse’

In he was hothuose the Nobel Prize for Literature. This page was last edited on 22 Juneat Fromhe acted in repertory companies throughout England for about a dozen years, using the stage name David Baron in the late s. Assetti rated it it was ok Mar 04, The day has barely begun and Roote Russell Beale is not happy. At last Gibbs let all the patients leave their room and kill all the staff except the 2nd line and him and he got his dream, to be the new manager. The play is set in an institution whose nature is subject to interpretation; throughout the play, it is ambiguously referred to as both a barold home” and a “sanitorium” but its “residents” or “patients” are designated anonymously by numbers, not by their names.

The literary critics have aptly named this trope? They accused Lamb, a new employee, wants to be greater.