Speeches and Silences in Harold Pinter: The Caretaker and other plays
Harold Pinter, an exponent of the Theatre of the Absurd, has a unique style of writing which can be distinguished from others by the sense of mystery, suspense and ambiguity. This uniqueness has been achieved by using a strategy of pauses and silence in his writing. They are part of Pinter’s dramatic dialogue. The dialogue of Pinter’s plays is perhaps as notable for the pauses as the words. The difficulties that characters experience with language are underlined by the pauses and silences in dialogue.
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