New York: Harvey Sabison, 1961. Collection of five vintage borderless photographs from the 1961 play, four by photographer Sam Siegel, and one by Michael Boys. Mimeo snipe on verso of two, "Sam Siegel" stamp on verso of four, and "Michael Boys" and "Theatre World" stamp on verso of one. "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 six 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, starring Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence, and Robert Shaw.
Aston while renovating his home in west London, takes in a homeless man, Davies, out of pity, who his brother Mick torments.
Donald Pleasence was nominated of a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Drama.
It was made into a motion picture in 1963, directed by Clive Donner, with Pinter screenwriting, starring Bates, Pleasence, and Shaw, reprising their Broadway roles.
Set in a house in west London.
8 x 10 inches. Light edgewear, else Near Fine.
Complete collation details available on request.