Tea Party (play)

"Tea Party" is a play written by Harold Pinter, which Pinter adapted from his own 1964 short story of the same title. As a screenplay, it was commissioned by the European Broadcasting Union and first transmitted on BBC Television in the program "The Largest Theatre in the World" in March 1965. It was first produced on stage in Octboer 1968 as part of a double bill with Pinter's play "The Basement"; both were first published together in a collection by Grove Press in 1967 and are also published together by Dramatists Play Service.

The first performance (on television) was directed by Charles Jarrott.

Original Cast

References

*Pinter, Harold. "Plays Three". London: Faber and Faber, 1997. Expanded ed. ISBN 0571193838 (10). ISBN 9780571193837 (13). Contents: "The Homecoming", "Tea Party", "The Basement", "Landscape", "Silence", "Night", "That's Your Trouble", "That's All", "Applicant", "Interview", "Dialogue for Three", "Tea Party" (short story), "Old Times", "No Man's Land".
*–––. The Lover, Tea Party, The Basement: "Two Plays and a Film Script". New York: Grove Press, 1967. ISBN 0394172639 (10). ISBN 978-0394172637 (13).
*–––. Tea Party "and" The Basement: "Two Plays by Harold Pinter". New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1969. (Acting ed.)

External links

*" [http://www.haroldpinter.org/plays/title_teaparty.shtml Tea Party] " in the "Plays" section of "haroldpinter.org". Accessed October 26, 2007.


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