The Hothouse

The Hothouse

Book - 1980
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A black comedy set in a government-run mental institution, The Hothouse revolves around a sinister murder plot hatched against a backdrop of corruption, sexual favors, and hopeless bureaucratic ineptitude. Beneath the surface comedy there are frightening implications concerning a bureaucracy ostensibly dedicated to humanitarian concerns, but where people are referred to by numbers and forgotten as easily as troublesome figures on a balance sheet. Written in 1958, The Hothouse was first performed at London's Hampstead Theatre in April 1980, in a production directed by Pinter himself. "A blistering funny play. . . . Hothouse is wild, impudent, fiercely funny."-Jack Kroll, Newsweek
Publisher: New York : Grove Press : distributed by Random House, 1980
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394513959
0394513959
9780394176758
0394176758
Characteristics: 154 p. ; 22 cm

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