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  • (noun): English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930).
    Synonyms: Harold Pinter

Pinter

Harold Pinter, (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted for the screen. 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 also directed or acted in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.

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Characteristics Of Harold Pinter's Work - Characteristics of Pinter's Work - Pinteresque
... defines it as "of or relating to the British playwright, Harold Pinter, or his works" thus, like a snake swallowing its own tail the definition forms the impenetrable logic of a closed circle and ... Pinter's plays are typically characterized by implications of threat and strong feeling produced through colloquial language, apparent triviality, and long pauses." The Swedish Academy defines ... Pinter's drama was first perceived as a variation of absurd theatre, but has later more aptly been characterised as 'comedy of menace', a genre where the writer allows us to eavesdrop on the play of ...
The Basement (play) - Origin: "The Compartment"
... Compartment" (1965), an unpublished 27-page screenplay (circulated only in typescript) that Pinter wrote in 1963–65 "for a film never made, planned as part of a triple-bill, Project I promoted by Grove Press ... According to Pinter's official authorised biographer Michael Billington, also cited by Baker and Ross (112), "Pinter's contribution The Compartment lay dormant until he rewrote it for television as ...
Langrishe, Go Down (film)
... the novel by Aidan Higgins (1966), was adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter, directed by David Jones, filmed for BBC Television in association ... theatrical 16mm feature film, after being shown in The Spaces Between the Words A Tribute to Harold Pinter, by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as part ...
Abraham Pinter
... Rabbi Abraham Pinter is the Principal of the Yesodey Hatorah Senior School for Girls, and is a member of the Stamford Hill orthodox Jewish community ... Rabbi Pinter is sometimes called upon by the mainstream press for a Charedi opinion on current issues ...

Famous quotes containing the word pinter:

    Isn’t it true that every aristocrat wants to die?
    —Harold Pinter (b. 1930)

    Do you think you go well with the color scheme?
    —Harold Pinter (b. 1930)

    Anna: I’m getting married.
    Stephen: Oh. Who to?
    Anna: William.
    Stephen: Ah. Have you told him?
    —Harold Pinter (b. 1930)