The Caretaker


  1. ^ Galens, David M., ed. (2000). "Overview: The Caretaker." in Drama for Students, Vol. 7. Detroit: Gale. Literature Resource Center. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Caretaker – Première". Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d Alfred Hickling, "The Caretaker: Octagon, Bolton", Guardian, Guardian Media Group, 13 Mar. 2009, Web, 28 May 2009.}} Hickling writes in this review of a production directed by Mark Babych in March 2009: {{quote|[The Caretaker] remains, however, a remorselessly accurate record of its time. At the center of the drama is the horrifically indiscriminate use of shock therapy, which left one of the characters with brain damage; Matthew Rixon's disturbingly docile Aston is a brilliant portrait of the horrors inflicted by a supposedly civilised state. The climax comes in the harrowing monologue in which he recalls the moment the electrodes were attached. The lights close down on his traumatised features as he speaks, leaving us uncomfortably alone with his thoughts.
  4. ^ a b Qtd. in "Travels with Harold", an account of staging the play for the Roundabout Theater Company, in New York City, published by director David Jones in the Fall 2003 issue of Front & Center Online, the "online version of the Roundabout Theatre Company's subscriber magazine."
  5. ^ See, e.g., Leonard Powlick, " 'What the hell is that all about?' A Peak at Pinter's Dramaturgy", Harold Pinter: Critical Approaches, ed. Steven H. Gale (Cranbury, NJ: Associated UP, 1986) 32.
  6. ^ John Arden, book review of The Caretaker, New Theatre Mag. 1.4 (July 1960): 29–30.
  7. ^ See, e.g., T. C. Worsley, "Immensely Funny, Disturbing and Moving", Financial Times, 28 April 1960: "The Caretaker is both a wonderful piece of theatre, immensely funny, rich in observation, and below that level a disturbing and moving experience." Cf. other reviews transcribed in the section on this production on Pinter's official website,
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  9. ^ Brian Richardson, Performance review of The Caretaker, Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.), 12 September 1993, The Pinter Review: Annual Essays 1994, ed. Francis Gillen and Steven H. Gale (Tampa: U of Tampa P, 1994) 109-10: "Here, real objects and stylized representations alternate and the three vertical structures [of the set] though not symmetrical, balance each other in a rough though pleasing harmony."
  10. ^ What's On: The Caretaker (archived past seasons). Sheffield Theatres, n.d. Web. 13 March 2009. (Run at Sheffield Theatres ended on 11 November 2006.)
  11. ^ For a review of the Sheffield Theatres production, see Lyn Gardner, "Theatre: The Caretaker: Crucible, Sheffield", Guardian, Culture: Theatre. Guardian Media Group, 20 October 2006. Web. 12 March 2009.
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