A Postmodern Allegory: Absurdity in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party

Keywords: Absurd, fragility, Pinter Pause, Comedy of menace

Abstract

The Birthday Party is an absurdist play written by the British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor Harold Pinter. He is one of the most celebrated dramatists of the Theatre of the Absurd. The objective of the paper is to examine how Pinter’s play The Birthday Party incorporates the elements of an absurdist play. The paper also tries to explain how the fragility of language to communicate is being portrayed through the play.

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2020-12-01
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Jamal, N. V. (2020). A Postmodern Allegory: Absurdity in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party. Shanlax International Journal of English, 9(1), 16-17. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v9i1.3516
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