"You won't get me being...I won't be lost in it": First Edition of the Nobel Prize-Winning Playrights Classic Play The Homecoming, Signed by Harold Pinter
Item Number: 2888
London: Methuen & Co, 1965.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. “With compliments” slip from Harold Pinter laid in. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.
The Homecoming is a two-act play written in 1964 by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter and first published in 1965. The original Broadway production won the 1967 Tony Award for Best Play. "The Homecoming' changed my life. Before the play, I thought words were just vessels of meaning; after it, I saw them as weapons of defense. Before, I thought theatre was about the spoken; after, I understood the eloquence of the unspoken. The position of a chair, the length of a pause, the choice of a gesture, I realized, could convey volumes" (John Lahr, The New Yorker).