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The hothouse : a play

Author: Harold Pinter
Publisher: New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Random House, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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, sexual favors, and hopeless bureaucratic ineptitude. Beneath the surface comedy there are frightening implications concerning a bureaucracy ostensibly dedicated to humanitarian concerns, but where people are referred to by numbers and forgotten as easily as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008.
Hothouse.
New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Random House, 1980
(OCoLC)760175635
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Pinter
ISBN: 0394513959 9780394513959 0394176758 9780394176758 0802136435 9780802136435
OCLC Number: 6602665
Description: 154 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: by Harold Pinter.

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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, sexual favors, and hopeless bureaucratic ineptitude. Beneath the surface comedy there are frightening implications concerning a bureaucracy ostensibly dedicated to humanitarian concerns, but where people are referred to by numbers and forgotten as easily as troublesome figures on a balance sheet. Written in 1958, The Hothouse was first performed at London's Hampstead Theatre in April, 1980, in a production directed by Pinter himself."--Jacket.

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