In ‘Tea Party’ a middle-aged, self-made plumbing tycoon, Disson, engages his young secretary, marries a beautiful young second wife, and takes his new brother-in-law into his business—all in the same day. Mysteries abound. Ordinary events assume a sinister tinge. At the tea party that ends the play, Disson sits in a catatonic state, his eyes tightly bandaged, as the guests chatter and whisper, ignoring him. The short story 'Tea Party', written in 1963 and was published in 'Playboy' in 1964; it was read on BBC Radio in 1964 and developed into a television play for broadcast in 1965.
Date of Composition: 1963 - 1963 Confidence Level
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External Link: https://soundcloud.com/92y/harold-pinter
A Soundcloud of Harold Pinter reading some of his prose and poetry. New York, 1964. He reads the prose short story Tea Party between 2:25 to 15:20.
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