FIRST EDITION OF THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS CLASSIC PLAY; SIGNED BY HAROLD PINTER
The Birthday Party.
Item Number: 3718
London: Methuen & Co, 1960.
First edition of Pinter’s modern classic. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.
The Birthday Party is the second full-length play by Harold Pinter and one of Pinter's best-known and most-frequently performed plays. The Birthday Party is about Stanley Webber, an erstwhile piano player in his 30s, who lives in a rundown boarding house, run by Meg and Petey Boles, in an English seaside town, "probably on the south coast, not too far from London". Two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann, who arrive supposedly on his birthday and who appear to have come looking for him, turn Stanley's apparently innocuous birthday party organized by Meg into a nightmare.