Harold Pinter Writing Styles in The Homecoming

This Study Guide consists of approximately 54 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Homecoming.
This section contains 786 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Homecoming Study Guide

The setting of The Homecoming is realistic. It consists of a large room with a window, an archway upstage where a wall has been removed, stairs up to a second floor, a door leading to outside and a hallway leading to interior rooms. The furnishings, too, are realistic: two armchairs, a large sofa, sideboard with a mirror above it, and various other chairs and small tables. The set stays the same throughout.

The play takes place over a period of approximately twenty hours and there is one basic plot with no subplots. Here are all the requisite unities of time, place, and action that Aristotle put forth as the ideals for constructing a tight, powerful drama.

Why, then, were audiences, including many critics, disturbed not only by the content but also by the form of the play? Part of the answer is in the audience's expectation that they will somehow...

(read more)

This section contains 786 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Homecoming Study Guide
Copyrights
Drama for Students
The Homecoming from Drama for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.