The Collection and The Lover #2020

The Collection and The Lover By Harold Pinter The Collection and The Lover The Collection develops the themes of menace and lack of communication The Lover is a one act play for television in which two characters play the double parts of wife mistress and husband lover Also
  • Title: The Collection and The Lover
  • Author: Harold Pinter
  • ISBN: 9780571160839
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Collection and The Lover By Harold Pinter
    The Collection and The Lover By Harold Pinter The Collection develops the themes of menace and lack of communication The Lover is a one act play for television, in which two characters play the double parts of wife mistress and husband lover Also included is a short story, The Examination.
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    • Harold Pinter

      Harold Pinter, CH, CBE, was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, political activist and poet He was one of the most influential playwrights of modern times In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.After publishing poetry and acting in school plays as a teenager in London, Pinter began his professional theatrical career in 1951, touring throughout Ireland From 1952, he acted in repertory companies throughout England for about a dozen years, using the stage name David Baron in the late 1950s Beginning with his first play, The Room 1957 , Pinter s writing career spanned over 50 years and produced 29 original stage plays, 27 screenplays, many dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays, poetry, one novel, short fiction, essays, speeches, and letters His best known plays include The Birthday Party 1957 , The Caretaker 1959 , The Homecoming 1964 , and Betrayal 1978 , each of which he adapted to film His screenplay adaptations of others works include The Servant 1963 , The Go Between 1970 , The French Lieutenant s Woman 1981 , The Trial 1993 , and Sleuth 2007 He directed almost 50 stage, television, and film productions and acted extensively in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others works Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in December 2001, Pinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role in a critically acclaimed stage production of Samuel Beckett s one act monologue Krapp s Last Tape, for the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October 2006.Pinter s dramas often involve strong conflicts among ambivalent characters who struggle for verbal and territorial dominance and for their own versions of the past Stylistically, these works are marked by theatrical pauses and silences, comedic timing, irony, and menace Thematically ambiguous, they raise complex issues of individual identity oppressed by social forces, language, and vicissitudes of memory In 1981, Pinter stated that he was not inclined to write plays explicitly about political subjects yet in the mid 1980s he began writing overtly political plays, reflecting his own heightening political interests and changes in his personal life This new direction in his work and his left wing political activism stimulated additional critical debate about Pinter s politics Pinter, his work, and his politics have been the subject of voluminous critical commentary.Pinter received numerous awards In addition to the Nobel Prize, he received the Tony Award for Best Play in 1967 for The Homecoming He was given BAFTA awards, the French L gion d honneur and 20 honorary degrees Festivals and symposia have been devoted to him and his work In awarding the Nobel Prize, the Swedish Academy noted, That he occupies a position as a modern classic is illustrated by his name entering the language as an adjective used to describe a particular atmosphere and environment in drama Pinteresque He died from liver cancer on 24 December 2008 He was buried the following week at Kensal Green Cemetery in North West London.

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    • The Collection is a classic teasing short Harold Pinter play There are only four characters, two pairs, and the stage shows their living rooms divided by a public area containing a public telephone box remember them.The apparent truth is that one pair is a middle class man and his working class toy boy The other couple is young heterosexual pair But is that true Supposedly, the wife and the toy boy met recently at an out of town dress collection But did they Over the course of the play, the vari [...]


    • Harold Pinter is an amazing theatre writer Both these plays reminded me a little of Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee And that s a very good thing.I just love when a play leaves me hanging.


    • The Collection is a very short, absurdist play The play revolves completely around 2 pairs of characters in their living rooms, with a public telephone between them This play is all about character dialogue, and the psychological truths and untruths underpinning each If you like Pinter, absurdist, or avante garde drama, you will like this short work If you do not, you will hate it.See my other reviews here



    • There s a certain kind of slum mind which is perfectly all right in a slum, but when this kind of slum mind gets out of the slum it sometimes persists, you see, it rots everything That s what Bill is There s something faintly putrid about him, don t you find Like a slug There s nothing wrong with slugs in their place, but he s a slum slug there s nothing wrong with slum slugs in their place, but this one won t keep his place he crawls all over the walls of nice houses, leaving slime, don t you, [...]


    • Absurdist Theatre sometimes works for me, sometimes not let us see what this is all aboutTHE COLLECTION was first presented by Associated Rediffusion Television, London on 11th May 1961 The play was first presented on the stage at the Aldwych Theatre on 18th June 1962 with Michael Hordern playing Harry and Barbara Murray as Stella I thought the telephone box played its part superbly.



    • It is so short that I don t really know what to think of it Plus, it belongs to the Theater of the Absurd, so the whole story doesn t really makes sense.




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