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The Dumb Waiter

Harold Pinter

Short Play, Drama  /  2m

The Dumb Waiter
by Harold Pinter

Gus and Ben are on the job, waiting and listening. Into the waiting silence rattles the dumb waiter with extraordinary demands for dishes they cannot supply - and who is operating the dumb waiter in an empty house? In a while their victim will come a…

The Dumb Waiter

by  Harold Pinter

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    2m
  • Audience
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    • Adult
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Gus and Ben are on the job, waiting and listening. Into the waiting silence rattles the dumb waiter with extraordinary demands for dishes they cannot supply - and who is operating the dumb waiter in an empty house? In a while their victim will come and they will know what to do.

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  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A basement room

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2m
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Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 until his death on Christmas Eve 2008. (They were married in 1980). After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Central School of Speech and Drama, he worked as an actor under the stage name David Baron. Following his s ...

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