Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Servant

I have a feeling I'm not a fan of Harold Pinter, and this example isn't drawing me in.

An upper class type gets himself a manservant, and then hooks up with a potential fiancée. The fiancée and the servant do not see eye to eye... and that basically seems to be the reason the servant goes about destroying the upper class man and eventually leading him to psychological ruin.

Is this comedy? Or even satire? I'm not going with it, indeed found it painfully dull to get through. Decent performances, but the script did not engage me at all.

Bit of a fizzer really. And there's more Pinter to come.


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