Harold Pinter

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ISBN
9780571190652
Published
03/11/1997
9780571190652
Format
Paperback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
432

About the Book

This is the most comprehensive and insightful account yet published of Harold Pinter's life, from his Hackney childhood to his current position as Britain's most eminent playwright, and of his work as writer, actor and director. Coolly and judiciously, Billington explores his subject's plays and political activity, his screenwriting and his poetry, and discusses his friendships and both his marriages. This is a book that both confirms Pinter's stature and explains the reasons for it.
This is the most comprehensive and insightful account yet published of Harold Pinter's life, from his Hackney childhood to his current position as Britain's most eminent playwright, and of his work as writer, actor and director. Coolly and judiciously, Billington explores his subject's plays and political activity, his screenwriting and his poetry, and discusses his friendships and both his marriages. This is a book that both confirms Pinter's stature and explains the reasons for it.
  • Michael Billington

    Michael Billington has been theatre critic of the Guardian since 1971 and of Country Life since 1986. He is the author of biographies of Harold Pinter (newly revised in 2007) and Peggy Ashcroft, of critical studies of Tom Stoppard and Alan Ayckbourn, of a celebration of Ken Dodd and a collection of reviews, One Night Stands. He has also edited Directors' Shakespeare: Twelfth Night and Stage and Screen Lives selected from the Dictionary of National Biography.

    He frequently lectures and broadcasts on the arts, teaches drama for the University of Pennsylvania and is a Visiting Professor at King's College, London and an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford.

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