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Harold Pinter (1930–2008)

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English playwright, poet, and political activist Harold Pinter was born on October 10, 1930, in London's East End. From childhood he was interested in literature and acting. He studied at both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Pinter was a Nobel näytä lisää Prize-winning English playwright and screenwriter. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. Pinter published his first poems in 1950. He worked as a bit-part actor in a BBC Radio program and also toured with a Shakespearean troupe. Pinter has written over 30 plays, achieving great success internationally. He has also directed several of his dramas. Pinter was married to actress Vivien Merchant from 1956 to 1980, before wedding biographer Lady Antonia Fraser. From his first marriage he has a son who is a writer and musician. Pinter has won numerous prestigious literary prizes in poetry and theatre. He was awarded the Hermann Kesten Medallion for outstanding commitment on behalf of persecuted and imprisoned writers. He has been granted honorary degrees at universities in England, Scotland, the United States, Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, and Greece. In 2005, Pinter received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died from cancer on December 24, 2008 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Homecoming (1965) 1,021 kappaletta
Betrayal (1978) 580 kappaletta
Complete Works, Vol. 1 (1976) 516 kappaletta
The Caretaker (1960) 516 kappaletta
The Birthday Party (1957) 498 kappaletta
The Birthday Party & The Room (1960) 455 kappaletta
The Caretaker and The Dumb Waiter (1961) 448 kappaletta
Complete Works, Vol. 2 (1977) 313 kappaletta
Complete Works, Vol. 3 (1978) 298 kappaletta
Old Times (1971) 256 kappaletta
Complete Works, Vol. 4 (1981) 246 kappaletta
No Man's Land (1975) 208 kappaletta
The Dwarfs (1990) 193 kappaletta
The French Lieutenant's Woman [1981 film] (1981) — Screenwriter — 126 kappaletta
The Hothouse (1980) 104 kappaletta
100 Poems by 100 Poets: An Anthology (1986) — Toimittaja — 96 kappaletta
Moonlight (1993) 82 kappaletta
Ashes to Ashes (1996) 80 kappaletta
Landscape and Silence (1735) 73 kappaletta
The Dumb Waiter (1960) 70 kappaletta
Various Voices (1999) 62 kappaletta
Death etc. (1978) 56 kappaletta
Mountain Language (1988) 55 kappaletta
One for the Road (1984) 52 kappaletta
Five Screenplays. (1971) — Tekijä — 52 kappaletta
99 Poems in Translation: An Anthology (1994) — Toimittaja — 51 kappaletta
The Room and The Dumb Waiter (1960) 50 kappaletta
Celebration and The Room (2000) — Tekijä — 45 kappaletta
Sleuth [2007 film] (2008) — Screenwriter — 43 kappaletta
The Collection and The Lover (1963) — Tekijä — 39 kappaletta
The Handmaid's Tale [1990 film] (1990) — screenplay — 37 kappaletta
The Lover (1965) 37 kappaletta
Collected Poems and Prose (1986) 36 kappaletta
The Servant [1963 film] (1963) — Screenwriter — 33 kappaletta
The Go-Between [1971 film] (1971) — Screenwriter — 31 kappaletta
A Slight Ache and other plays (1961) 30 kappaletta
The Room (1966) 25 kappaletta
Poems and Prose, 1949-1977 (1978) 25 kappaletta
The Collection (Modern Plays) (1971) 25 kappaletta
A Slight Ache (Modern Plays) (1961) 22 kappaletta
The Quiller Memorandum [1966 film] (1966) — Writer — 21 kappaletta
Party Time (1622) 19 kappaletta
Twelve Times Pinter (2005) 18 kappaletta
The Last Tycoon [1976 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 17 kappaletta
The Comfort of Strangers [1990 film] (2003) — Writer — 16 kappaletta
Accident [1967 film] (1967) — Screenwriter — 15 kappaletta
Night Out: Play (Acting Edition) (2015) 14 kappaletta
Other places: Four plays (1984) 12 kappaletta
Moonlight: And Other Pieces (2000) — Tekijä — 12 kappaletta
The Short Plays of Harold Pinter (2018) 11 kappaletta
The Caretaker and Other Pieces (2005) 11 kappaletta
War (2003) 10 kappaletta
Poems (1968) 10 kappaletta
The Trial (1993) 10 kappaletta
Butley [1974 film] (2013) — Ohjaaja — 9 kappaletta
The Trial [1993 film] — Writer — 8 kappaletta
Tea Party and The Basement. (1969) 8 kappaletta
Family Voices (1981) 8 kappaletta
Monologue (1973) 7 kappaletta
Nine Times Pinter (2005) 7 kappaletta
Le retour (1965) 7 kappaletta
Landscape 6 kappaletta
Celebration (2002) 6 kappaletta
Press Conference (2002) 5 kappaletta
Silence 5 kappaletta
Harold Pinter (2005) 4 kappaletta
Esquetxos i altres peces (2001) 4 kappaletta
Tea Party (1969) 4 kappaletta
La collection - l'amant - le gardien (1967) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Night School (1967) 4 kappaletta
Drámák (2005) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
One for the Road and Monologue (1985) 3 kappaletta
The Basement 3 kappaletta
Plays 3 kappaletta
Ashes to ashes and other plays (2009) — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
Langrishe, Go Down [1978 film] — Screenwriter — 3 kappaletta
Plays: three 3 kappaletta
Night 3 kappaletta
Plays three (2014) 2 kappaletta
The Black and White 2 kappaletta
Tea Party And Other Plays (1967) 2 kappaletta
The Dreaming Child 2 kappaletta
The New World Order (1992) 2 kappaletta
De bushalte 2 kappaletta
Two Plays 2 kappaletta
Frihetens språk (2009) 2 kappaletta
I know the place : poems (1979) 2 kappaletta
The Dumb Waiter: Selected Plays — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
The Pres and an Officer (2018) 1 kappale
Kääbused : romaan (2009) 1 kappale
Gitgel Dlap 1 kappale
Zimanê çiya (1990) 1 kappale
GİTGEL DOLAP 1 kappale
Harold Pinter's The Collection — Tekijä — 1 kappale
The Last Tycoon 1 kappale
Victory 1 kappale
Turtle Diary [1985 film] — Screenwriter — 1 kappale
Tres obras 1 kappale
The Homecoming [1973 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 1 kappale
Revue Sketches 1 kappale
Proust Senaryosu (2015) 1 kappale
Reunion 1 kappale
Trouble in the Works (2013) 1 kappale
Last to Go 1 kappale
Prove d'autore (2002) 1 kappale
Special Offer 1 kappale
Stof zijt gij 1 kappale
Complete Works 1 kappale
A Teia 1 kappale
Mac (1979) 1 kappale
THE DWARFS 1 kappale
That's All 1 kappale
Razni glasovi (2001) 1 kappale
That's Your Trouble (2013) 1 kappale
Thuiskomst, De 1 kappale
Secme Oyunlar (2020) 1 kappale
Harold Pinter 1 kappale
Pinter Harold 1 kappale
workerbee 1 kappale
La collezione. Paesaggio (1999) 1 kappale
1 (2003) 1 kappale
Applicant 1 kappale
Dværgene (1991) 1 kappale
Interview 1 kappale
Vier eenakters (1984) 1 kappale
Dramen (1970) 1 kappale
GJASHTE DRAMA 1 kappale

Associated Works

Granta 77: What We Think of America (2002) — Avustaja — 218 kappaletta
Nine Plays of the Modern Theater (1981) — Avustaja — 184 kappaletta
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Avustaja — 180 kappaletta
Granta 37: The Family (1991) — Avustaja — 155 kappaletta
Mansfield Park [1999 film] (2000) — Actor — 153 kappaletta
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 146 kappaletta
Granta 59: France the Outsider (1997) — Avustaja — 144 kappaletta
Seven Plays of the Modern Theatre (1962) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
Granta 51: Big Men (1995) — Avustaja — 117 kappaletta
Telling Tales and Other New One-Act Plays (1993) — Avustaja — 114 kappaletta
The Crafty Art of Playmaking (2002) 108 kappaletta
The Tailor of Panama [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 84 kappaletta
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
Not One More Death (1741) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Rogue Male [1976 TV Movie] (1976) — Actor — 23 kappaletta
Contemporary one-act plays (1976) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
New English Dramatists 3 (1961) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Beckett at 60: a festschrift (1967) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Laurence Olivier Presents [TV series] (2006) — original play — 4 kappaletta
Five Modern Plays — Tekijä — 1 kappale

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This is an unusual work - a one act play by Harold Pinter. The topic has been covered in books and movies, such as Awakenings starring Robin Williams based on the book by Oliver Sacks. It is disjointed, unclear, and rambles as a middle-aged woman who has been in a coma since she was sixteen is brought back by administration of L-Dopa. The style seems to channeling Samuel Beckett, but no one can write Samuel Beckett as well as Samuel Beckett, and I would have tagged Harold Pinter as one of the least likely to write Samuel Beckett well. I was only partially write. The play works in small ways, but would probably leave an audience behind without the introductory material in the preface.… (lisätietoja)
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Devil_llama | Nov 9, 2023 |
Troubling. Not a sympathetic character in the lot.
 
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rebwaring | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 14, 2023 |
I'm not a big reader of plays, but I'd like to change that. This collection was bought for me with the intent of me reading a particular Harold Pinter play that, as it happens, isn't contained in the collection. Ah well. I've been dipping in and out for a few years and I've loved most of what I've read. Absurdism in many forms has often turned me off, but for whatever reason, Pinter's brand of social eccentricity works for me. Sometimes the plays here seem impenetrable, but most remain compelling regardless, and nearly all of them are entertaining. I typically prefer his early social satires to some of the more abstract, non-linear experiments that he favoured in his later years, but I think that lies more with my capacity for unravelling the themes than anything to do with Pinter.

Anywho, I'm sure I'll come back to some of these and I will almost certainly need to check out some adaptations. Recommendations welcome.
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