Examines the basis of Harold Pinter’s tense comedy and how it functions in his plays as well as covering the major drama from The Room to Other Places. Diamond argues

This study focuses on response to comedy. The author maintains we respond rather mindlessly to comic effect. Comedy itself, in the philosophical sense, is seen as play. The play impulse

Originally a performance piece by Alan Moore and Tim Perkins, The Birth Caul is a shamanism of childhood, a journey from the present to the past, back into the womb