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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After the reported murder of one patient and the rape and resulting pregnancy of another, Roote orders Gibbs to find the perpetrator swho it appears is Roote himself, and Gibbs supplants his boss as administrator of the corrupt “rest home”, whose inmates converge upon the staff, resulting in hothousse.

John Simm, however, is flawless as the conniving Gibbs suggesting the perennial company man, even down to the pens in his breast pocket, with all the instincts of a serpent. 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 You will be redirected back to your article in seconds.

Dec 05, Maar Naap rated it it was ok. The Spanish version was by the writer Eduardo Mendoza. 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. Retrieved 31 March 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. His best-known plays include The Birthday PartyThe CaretakerThe Homecomingand Betrayaleach of which he adapted to film.

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Legit Review: ‘The Hothouse’

I saw a bit more humor in this than I’ve seen in some of Pinter’s other works that I’ve read so far. I managed to read the play in one go. Mar 08, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Sep 01, Amber rated it it was amazing. Pinter received numerous awards.

The Hothouse – review

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Stark, bleak and recommended. A Play by Harold Pinter. Seeing this pjnter performed by Trinity Rep in harild production that went to Broadway and was nominated for a Tony helped hook me on theatre for life. It starts with the names of the patients and the illegit pregnancy of one of the residents who is supposedly impregnated by one of the staff members.

Pinter’s dramas often involve strong conflicts among ambivalent characters who struggle for verbal and territorial dominance and for their own versions of the past. It’s a bizarre piece of work very masterfully put together.

Reviews — The Hothouse” Blog. Jun 29, Sahar rated it really liked it. I’d like to watch the play.

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A patient has been impregnated by someone on staff, and the mystery and potential scandal launches a macabre quadrille of investigation, torture, and obfuscation. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Please do not assume that a licence or permission will be forthcoming as there are sometimes conflicts between permission requests. Thematically ambiguous, they raise complex issues of individual identity oppressed by social forces, language, and vicissitudes of memory. I don1t think it is.

Open Preview See a Problem? Archived from the original Web on 27 September This article is about the play. It is a dark comedy set in a state-run mental hospital where patients are referred to strictly by numbers tbe, we soon infer, are not well treated. Of course, I knew Koestler’s Darkness at Noon and so ppinter, but in I don’t think there was general knowledge that these things were being refined, as they are to this day.


Retrieved from ” https: Want to Read saving…. Hothouze Hothouse by Harold Pinter. As they left the matter of killing the whole staff except Gibbs and hothouuse him to find new professional persons.

You don’t really know what’s happened until you e read the very last word, and even then you don’t know. Published February 10th by Grove Press first published March 1st Beginning with his first play, The RoomPinter’s writing career spanned over 50 years and produced 29 original stage plays, 27 screenplays, hoyhouse dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays, poetry, one novel, short fiction, essays, speeches, and letters.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? This “new direction” in his work and his left-wing political activism stimulated additional critical debate about Pinter’s politics.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jan 26, Algernon rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 08, Issa rated it really liked it Shelves: And the desperate Roote finds himself drawn into the web of guilt by his staff including the openly insubordinate Lush, the mockingly sexual Miss Cutts and the Machiavellian organisation man Gibbs.

After writing The Hothouse in the winter of and following the initial commercial failure of The Birthday PartyPinter put the play aside; in he re-read it and directed its first production, at Hampstead Theatrewhere it opened on 24 Apriltransferring to the Ambassadors Theatre on 25 Juneand it was first piter, also inby Eyre Methuen.