Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 and they married in 1980. In 1995 he won the David Cohen British Literature Prize, awarded for a lifetime's achievement in literature. In 1996 he was given the Laurence Olivier Award for a lifetime's achievement in theatre. In 2002 he was made a Companion of Honour for services to literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and, in the same year, the Wilfred Owen Award for Poetry and the Franz Kafka Award (Prague). In 2006 he was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize and, in 2007, the highest French honour, the Légion d'honneur. He died in December 2008.

Books by Harold Pinter

This volume contains a selection of early works by Harold Pinter.

In the title play, everything in Flora’s garden is lovely, and would be for Edward too, if it ...

Betrayal is a new departure and a bold one ... Pinter has found a way of making memory active and dramatic, giving an audience the experience of the mind’s accelerating ...

A restaurant. Two curved banquettes. It's a celebration. Violent, wildly funny, Harold Pinter's new play displays a vivid zest for life.

In The Room, Harold Pinter's first ...

There is no writer who excels at the art of adaptation for the screen so much as Harold Pinter. His consummate skill and unerring ear for dialogue, coupled with his ...

There is no writer who excels at the art of adaptation for the screen so much as Harold Pinter. His consummate craftmanship and unerring ear for dialogue, coupled with his ...

This volume contains Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter's first plays - The Birthday Party , The Room , The Dumb Waiter , A Slight Ache , The Hothouse , A Night Out , The Black and White ...

At the heart of this second volume of Harold Pinter's collected work is The Caretaker , the play with which he had his first major success. The obsessive caretaker, Davies ...

This revised third volume of Harold Pinter's work includes The Homecoming , Old Times , No Man's Land , four shorter plays, six revue sketches and a short story. It also ...

This second revised edition of Harold Pinter's Plays 4 includes his most recent play, Celebration.

Includes Betrayal, Monologue, One for the Road, Mountain Language, Family Voices, A Kind of ...

‘A deeply poignant, raffishly comic, emotion-charged study of the gulf between parents and children and the anguish of approaching death ... Beckett, the poet of terminal stages, inevitably comes to mind ...

Do Hirst and Spooner really know each other, or are they performing an elaborate charade? The ambiguity - and the comedy - intensify with the arrival of Briggs and Foster. All four ...

Old Times was first presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre, London, on 1 June 1971. It was revived at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in July 2004. ...

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.

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 ...

It was with this play that Harold Pinter had his first major success, and its production history since it was first performed in 1960 has established the work as a ...

'The fiction has a key place in the understanding of Pinter's work and shows his gift for the disclosure of the deceptions perpetrated by the private self.' Financial Times ...

When Teddy, a professor in an American university, brings his wife Ruth to visit his old home in London, he finds his family still living in the house. In the ...

'The Hothouse is one of Pinter's best plays: one that deals with the worm-eaten corruption of bureaucracy, the secrecy of government and the disjunction between language and experience.' Michael ...

Harold Pinter's plays are lauded the world over but, until now, little has been gathered together of his other writings. Various Voices presents a wealth of material and a ...

Harold Pinter's plays are lauded the world over but, until now, little has been gathered together of his other writings. Various Voices presents a wealth of material and a ...

Harold Pinter's plays are lauded the world over but, until now, little has been gathered together of his other writings. Various Voices presents a wealth of material and a ...

Harold Pinter's response to world events is always pure and simple: he writes with an economy that throws the stark light of truth onto any given subject. There is ...

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