A Slight Ache

A Play in One Act


Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780573022494


Page: 27

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Contradictory Characters

An Interpretation of the Modern Theatre


Author: Albert Bermel

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810114418

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

View: 2487

Providing an interpretation of the modern theatre, this is a new edition of a classic work of drama criticism.

Pinter's Comic Play


Author: Elin Diamond

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838750681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 5384

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 that the metaphysical fear and emptiness so characteristic of the Pinter situation are inseparable from his use and abuse of literary and popular comic traditions.

The Pinter Ethic

The Erotic Aesthetic


Author: Penelope Prentice

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815338864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 7727

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Pinter's Female Portraits

A Study of the Female Characters in the Plays of Harold Pinter


Author: Elizabeth Sakellaridou

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207474

Category: Drama

Page: 235

View: 6176

The book traces the development of Pinter's female characters both as dramatis personae and as theatrical functionaries. It explores a new exciting aspect of Pinter's work in the domain of character portrayal, and it supplies a kaleidoscopic view of Pinter criticism to date at home and abroad.

Harold Pinter Plays 1

The Birthday Party; The Room; The Dumb Waiter; A Slight Ache; The Hothouse; A Night Out; The Black and White; The Examination


Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571300987

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 9051

This volume contains Harold Pinter's first six plays, including The Birthday Party. The Birthday Party Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by two strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent-seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightmare. 'Mr Pinter's terrifying blend of pathos and hatred fuses unforgettably into the stuff of art.' Sunday Times The Room and The Dumb Waiter In these two early one-act plays, Harold Pinter reveals himself as already in full control of his unique ability to make dramatic poetry of the banalities of everyday speech and the precision with which it defines character. 'Harold Pinter is the most original writer to have emerged from the "new wave" of dramatists who gave fresh life to the British theatre in the fifties and early sixties.' The Times The Hothouse The Hothouse was first produced in 1980, though Harold Pinter wrote the play in 1958, just before commencing work on The Caretaker. In this compelling study of bureaucratic power, we can see the full emergence of a great and original dramatic talent. 'The Hothouse is at once sinister and hilarious, suggesting an unholy alliance of Kafka and Feydeau.' Spectator

The Non-existence of God


Author: Nicholas Everitt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415301077

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

View: 5629

Is it possible to prove or disprove God's existence? Arguments for the existence of God have taken many different forms over the centuries: in The Non-Existence of God, Nicholas Everitt considers all of the arguments and examines the role that reason and knowledge play in the debate over God's existence. He draws on recent scientific disputes over neo-Darwinism, the implication of 'big bang' cosmology, and the temporal and spatial size of the universe; and discusses some of the most recent work on the subject, leading to a controversial conclusion.

The Dream Structure of Pinter's Plays

A Psychoanalytic Approach


Author: Lucina Paquet Gabbard

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838618486

Category: Drama

Page: 296

View: 4892

Approaches the problems of obscurities, ambiguities, and interrelationships in Pinter's plays through the mechanisms of the dream and shows that the plays group around the oedipal wish.

The Birthday Party


Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057130060X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 7304

Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent-seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightmare. The Birthday Party was first performed in 1958 and is now a modern classic, produced and studied throughout the world.

Pinter Problem


Author: Austin E. Quigley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400872405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 3017

In spite of steady growth in popularity, Pinter's plays have continued to elude adequate critical appraisal. Considering the last decade's scholarship, Austin E. Quigley attributes the impasse in Pinter criticism to the failure of Pinter's readers to appreciate the diversity of ways in which language can transmit information. This explanation places recent commentaries in a new light and enables the author to take a fresh approach to the plays themselves. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Modern One-Act Plays - NEU.


Author: Harold Pinter,Tom Stoppard,James Saunders

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125783011


Page: 127

View: 1781

Press Conference


Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571301061

Category: Drama

Page: 16

View: 9487

Harold Pinter can sketch a world in a few lines which reveal the power of his vision focussed on the horrors that have been and that are to come.