The Caretaker

Harold Pinter (playwright)
Sam Siegel, Michael Boys (photographers)
Donald McWhinnie (director)
Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw (starring)

New York: Harvey Sabison, 1961. Collection of five vintage borderless photographs from the 1961 Broadway production. Two photographs with mimeo snipes, four photographs with the stamp of photographer Sam Siegel, and one photograph with the stamp of photographer Michael Boys on the verso. The Caretaker opened at the Lyceum Theatre on October 4, 1961, for a run of 165 performances, closing on February 24, 1962.

Harold Pinter’s sixth major work and first commercial success, a tragicomedy highly indebted to Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (1953). The play premiered at the Arts Theatre Club in London in April of 1960, transferring to the Duchess Theatre a month later, then, after 444 performances, to Broadway in 1961, where it starred Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence, and Robert Shaw.

Nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Actor in a Play for Donald Pleasance, and Best Direction of a Play for Donald McWhinnie. Revived twice on Broadway, in 1986 and 2004. Basis for the 1963 film, directed by Clive Donner, adapted for the screen by Pinter, and with Bates, Pleasance, and Shaw all reprising their roles.

8 x 10 inches. Light edgewear, else Near Fine.

[Book #148928]