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Introduction

The Theatre of Harold Pinter

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...In announcing the recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature on 13 October of that year, Horace Engdahl, the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, came through a gilded white door to meet the gathered media and announced first...

Some Concluding Remarks

The Theatre of Harold Pinter

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... Harold Pinter , interviewed by Mark Lawson , Front Row , BBC Radio 4, 28 February 2005 . The sense...
... Robert Bowerman to Mark Taylor-Batty, telephone conversation, 9 September 2014. This impulse to ground the character in something approaching a recognizable reality is typical of Scales’s approach to her work more generally....

Critical and Performance Perspectives

The Theatre of Harold Pinter

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... rites-of-passage novel The Dwarfs , which Mark Taylor-Batty discusses at length earlier in this volume. Pinter’s discovery (around 1949) of Samuel Beckett’s novel Murphy compelled him to hunt down and follow the Irishman’s trail. He...

Present Continuous, Past Perfect

The Theatre of Harold Pinter

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... (written as one long sentence; Pinter writes with an opening lower case after each question mark to indicate a continuous stream) shifts the gear of the performance, and it goes on long enough to establish firmly a new section of the play,...

Invasions and Oppressions

The Theatre of Harold Pinter

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... Harold Pinter , interview with Mark Batty , in Mark Batty , About Pinter: The Playwright and the Work...

The Company of Men and the Place of Women

The Theatre of Harold Pinter

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... the ebb, flow and decay of relationships between three young men – Mark, Len and Pete – and a young woman, Virginia. The novel focusses in part on the nature of friendship between men, how they negotiate what they mean to one another and what...

William S. Burroughs and the Shooting of Joan Vollmer Burroughs as Performance

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Throughout his career, William S. Burroughs blurred textual and visual parts and media. Similarly, grey areas arise when distinguishing between his (semi-)private performances for friends and other strangers and his (semi-)public...

Sounding Across the City: Ted Joans’s Bird Lives! As Jazz Performance

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... of a larger performance – Bird Lives! – will appear in italics. References to ‘Bird Lives!’ as words will appear in quotation marks. Conceived by the Black poet and artist Ted Joans, Bird Lives! not only demonstrates what Joans has called...

The Impossible Family

The Theatre of Harold Pinter

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... and be taken as a consequence of it, an emotional negotiation of it. As if to profit from this moral question mark, Pinter temporarily stalls the reverse sequence and has scenes six and seven follow scene five chronologically, all three...