The Caretaker and the Dumb Waiter; Two Plays Setting & Symbolism

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Apartment Building, The Caretaker

Aston manages and lives in a large old apartment building which his brother, Mick, owns.

Sidcup, The Caretaker

Davies plans to travel to Sidcup where someone has been keeping his papers for the last fifteen years. He needs to get these papers which will prove his identity and provide him with employment references.

The Dumbwaiter

The dumbwaiter in the room where Ben and Gus await instructions for their next job, is controlled by their crime boss, Wilson. Ben receives word through the dumbwaiter that the target for assassination that evening is his partner, Gus.

Buddha, The Caretaker

Aston lives in a cramped and cluttered apartment. One item of note that he is particularly proud of is a large statue of Buddha. Unfortunately, in a rage, his guest Davies smashes the statute up against the wall.

Luton Monastery, The Caretaker

Davies complains about an encounter...

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