Richard Hansen

Bradley University, Department of Theatre Arts, Peoria, Illinois, U.S.A.

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Cycnos | Volume 14 n°1

Revisiting the Game:One More Look at Structure in The Caretaker

“As Harold Pinter embarks upon his fifth decade of playwriting, the briefest glance over his work of the past forty years will reveal he has not utilized the three-act structure since The Caretaker in 1960. Indeed, coming so early in his playwriting career, there may be temptations today to recall The Caretaker fondly for its characters1 and dramatic situation but to dismiss its overall structure as one reflecting a young author’s still maturing development. The very foundations of characterization and dramatic tension in The Caretaker, however, rely upon structural — not structuralist — matte...”

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