Upstairs Downstairs - the British class system • Drama, UR
Despite Harold Pinter's fear that Joseph Losey would turn his play into 'a completely homosexual picture', The Servant stands as one of the great critiques of British social and sexual mores. As power relationships between the classes fuel a sexual subtext about dominance and submission which goes beyond gender, The Servant stands out as one of the definitive adaptations of Pinter's work.
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