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Why 'Krapp's Last Tape' Still Leaves Us (Ahem) Reeling

"Albert Finney sobbed like an animal, Harold Pinter ramped up the terror and John Hurt even resembled Beckett himself." Why do actors and viewers keep coming back to the play - even, as Michael Billington writes, "someone like myself, who is not a fully paid-up member of the Beckett club"? Well, Billington says, "it is […]

Salzburg’s Birthday Party loses both leads

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Salzburg Festival production of Harold Pinter’s Birthday Party has been abandoned by the actors who were meant to play Meg and Petey. Andrea Clausen and Martin Reinke will be replaced by Nina Petri and Pierre Siegenthaler. Can’t be easy doing Pinter auf Deutsch.    

Franz Kafka Prize to Margaret Atwood

They've announced that the sometime-Nobel Prize-predicting -- Elfriede Jelinek was named the winner in 2004, Harold Pinter in 2005, and they would go on to win the Nobel later those years -- Cena Franze Kafky will go to Margaret Atwood...Show More Summary

Revisiting “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the Opera

The first major adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was a feature film that appeared in 1990, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, which, despite a Harold Pinter screenplay and an all-star cast, got mixed reviews and pulled mediocre box-office receipts. Show More Summary

Remembering the original, Harold Pinter screen adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Zachary Smith writes, "Almost 30 years before Hulu's take on Margaret Atwood's feminist classic, a less-successful adaptation was filmed in Durham, NC. Here's a well-researched look at the making of that film, and its strange parallels to the community." (more…)

The Lovers Is a Very Smart Movie About a Very Dumb Idea

The best way to experience the dry comedy The Lovers is as a goof on Harold Pinter and his portentous silences and prodigious amounts of subtext. Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play Michael and Mary, a husband and wife who have each taken lovers for whom they’ve promised to leave ... More »

When Harold Pinter Wrote A Play About A Seven-Year Affair And His Affair Partner Wrote A Play Right Back

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

And the BBC put both Pinter's "Betrayal" and Joan Bakewell's "Keeping in Touch" on the air. "You were conscious, as the events unfolded in reverse chronological order, of the way betrayal spreads like a virus through a whole network of human relationships."

Looking For A Theatre Response In A Time Of Trump

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Since the election, I have been urgently seeking direction from dramatists in the way a cardiac patient might turn to nutrition and meditation after a heart attack. I have been thinking not just of Chekhov but of Harold Pinter, who is an even better guide to Trump’s brutal relativism and canny opportunism. Pinter’s plays throw […]

Review: Betrayal (Raven Theatre)

Betrayal explores an affair from all angles: primal, emotional and intellectual. A Last Five Years of infidelity, Harold Pinter's Betrayal gives both woman and man the respect they deserve, but never lionizes their less-than-perfect decisions. Show More Summary

No place like home in Harold Pinter's 'The Room'

Though written in 1957, Harold Pinter's "The Room" — his first produced script — might well be the best thing to see to understand the U.K.'s Brexit vote earlier this year. In Dado's staging for A Red Orchid Theatre, it's also a fine choice for those who seek seasonal chills without overt gore....

As it is? Pinter’s at his best in No Man’s Land

  If you’ve ever doubted that Harold Pinter deserved his 2005 Nobel Prize, take yourself to see Sean Mathias’ production of No Man’s Land with the duo of theatrical knights, Sir Ian McKellen (as Spooner) and Sir Patrick Stewart (as Hirst) at Wyndham’s Theatre. Forty-one years ago, at the same venue, another pair of knights, […]

A new book shows the enduring power of 'Seinfeldia'

As Armstrong writes, “Seinfeld” was envisioned as two men discussing “the minutiae of their lives and turn[ing] it into comedy — like Harold Pinter or Samuel Beckett for television.”

Timothy Spall Is Back On Stage

This week, Playbill announced that Harry Potter actor Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) has returned to the stage after a 19-year hiatus.  He features in a revival production of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker as the homeless vagabond, Davies. The play, directed by Matthew Warchus, is in production at the Old Vic Theatre in London until more!

Review: ‘The Room,’ a Pinter Play That Won’t Be Onstage for Long

2 years agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Wooster Group’s production of Harold Pinter’s first play seems doomed not to be seen after Sunday.

A licensing decree prohibiting reviews of 'The Room' at REDCAT overshadows the production, which is iffy

This is not a review. Samuel French Inc., the licensing agent representing the Harold Pinter estate in the U.S., has decreed that the Wooster Group's production at REDCAT of Pinter's first play, "The Room," shall not be reviewed. Let's call this then a critical assessment, an evaluative essay,...

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