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The Birthday Party | Study Guide

Harold Pinter

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Overview

Author

Harold Pinter

Year Published

1959

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Tense

The Birthday Party is told from the third-person limited point of view. The audience has access to only the characters' words and actions.

About the Title

The Birthday Party is a comedy of menace which is a type of writing that combines danger and comedy to invite the readers to form judgments about the characters. Most of the action takes place during the birthday party that Meg arranges for Stanley.

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