The Homecoming


  1. ^ See John Russell Taylor, "Pinter's Game of Happy Families", 57–65 in Lahr, Casebook; cf. Franzblau; Esslin, Pinter the Playwright 141–61; Gordon, "Family Voices: The Homecoming", 69–88 (chap. 4) in Harold Pinter: The Theatre of Power.
  2. ^ Lahr, Casebook 47–48.
  3. ^ a b Interviewed by Campbell Robertson, in "In Search of Her Inner Kangaroo Suit", The New York Times 24 December 2007, The Arts: E1, 6, accessed 24 December 2007, Eve Best, the actress playing Ruth in the 2007–2008 Cort Theatre production of The Homecoming, concludes: " 'This woman becomes the queen, and there hasn't been a struggle .... Simply by discovering herself, she has ultimate strength. I love that.' " [E6].
  4. ^ Merritt, Pinter in Play 1–4, 66–86, and throughout.
  5. ^ a b See Bernard F. Dukore, "A Woman's Place", and Augusta Walker, "Why the Lady Does It", 109–16 and 117–21 in Lahr, Casebook, respectively.
  6. ^ Merritt, Pinter in Play 101; Batty, About Pinter 39–41.
  7. ^ "A Designer's Approach: An Interview with John Bury, 27–35 in Lahr, Casebook.
  8. ^ Hannah Davies, The Homecoming, York Theatre Royal (2009), British Theatre Guide, accessed 10 Mar. 2014.
  9. ^ See the double-page illustration of the original set for the London production, by John Bury, in the front matter of the Lahrs' Casebook.
  10. ^ In "Demolition Man" Lahr mentions that the 2007 New York set design is not vast enough to parallel the text's references to its being "a large room, extending the width of the stage."
  11. ^ a b c d e f John Lahr, "Demolition Man: Harold Pinter and 'The Homecoming' ", The New Yorker, 24 December 2007.
  12. ^ See, e.g., Lahr, Casebook; Lahr, "Demolition Man"; and Merritt, Pinter in Play xvii–xxvii, and throughout.
  13. ^ a b c Ben Brantley, "Theater Review: The Homecoming (Cort Theater): You Can Go Home Again, But You'll Pay the Consequences", The New York Times 17 December 2007, The Arts: E1, 7, accessed 10 March 2014.
  14. ^ a b c Susan Merritt Elliott, "Critical Responses to the Puzzling World of Pinter", Chap. One (1–42), in "Fantasy behind Play: A Study of Emotional Responses to Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, The Caretaker and The Homecoming", Diss. Indiana U, 1973, as cited in Merritt, Pinter in Play 255–62.
  15. ^ Lahr, Casebook; Merritt, Pinter in Play 90, 95–96, 194–96.
  16. ^ a b Merritt, Pinter in Play 221–25.
  17. ^ Merritt, Pinter in Play 224.
  18. ^ Kino Lorber, The Homecoming, in "Collection Two" (Box 2 of DVD three-box set). UPC 73832902912.
  19. ^ a b Lahr, Casebook n. pag. [x].
  20. ^ Benedict Nightingale, "Review: The Homecoming at Cardiff", The Guardian, 27 March 1965: 6.
  21. ^ Robert Simonson, "Broadway Producer Edgar Freitag Is Dead at 80", 31 May 2012, accessed 17 June 2012.
  22. ^ "'The Homecoming' Awards and Nominations" at
  23. ^ Charlie Rose, "A Conversation with Actor Ian McShane" (Max), Charlie Rose Show, PBS, broadcast of 24 March 2008.
  24. ^ The Homecoming at the Almeida Theatre (official webpage), accessed 11 March 2014.
  25. ^ "1st Night Photos: Hall & Pinter at The Homecoming", What's on Stage, Almeida Theatre, London, 8 February 2008. ("For 1st Night Photos, our photographer Dan Wooller was on hand for the post-show party at the Almeida along with the company, Harold Pinter, Peter Hall and other first-night guests including Jonathan Pryce, Kate Fahy, Rula Lenska, Lindsay Posner, Anthony Page, Will Tuckett, Lolita Chakrabarti, Indhu Rubasingham, Douglas Henshall, Ralph Brown and Croatian playwright Tena Stivicic.")
  26. ^ Such information (last accessed on 10 March 2014) appears not to be updated as often as during Pinter's lifetime; so, as of 10 March 2014, it appears to be out of date.

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