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Within this, I have been thinking a lot about the structure of the retroactive: Harold Pinter's Betrayal, for example, in which the story of a failed affair moves toward the past to become the story of a marriage about to be demolished. Reverse storytelling allows for sturdy truths to emerge: not the linear progress ...
Its inaugural production, "New World Order," staged in October, wove together six short plays by Harold Pinter that all addressed, to some degree, authoritarianism, with a particular focus on oppressors and victims. Troy Foundry Theatre also presented seven staged readings, all of new works, as part of its ...

Directed by Roger Mitchell, who also directs Mood Music at The Old Vic this spring, Consent will be produced by the National Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions. Consent runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 18th May to 11th August, with an official opening night on 29th May. Consent Tickets are ...
Written by: Brad Birch. Director: David Mercatali. Reviewer: Beth Steer. The latest play by Brad Birch, a recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission, Tremor has the potential to promise an evening of tense, nail-biting theatre. The short, one-act play charts the reunion of two individuals, Sophie (Lisa Diveney) ...
At times Spall seems hamstrung, painfully inert, incapable of making any sort of reasonable acting choice. It feels very much like Potter is attempting to emulate the work of playwright Harold Pinter, who indeed has a play called The Birthday Party, and whose televised adaptations have the black and white ...
The Found Theatre of Long Beach is pleased to present “The Lover” by renowned British playwright, director, actor and political activist Harold Pinter, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. First produced on the London stage in 1963, “The Lover” explores the private intricacies of a modern ...

Today (16th April 2018), rehearsals begin for the West End production of Nina Raine's Consent which will begin previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 18th May with its opening night on 29th May 2018. Directed by Roger Michell and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, this strictly ...
The Found Theatre of Long Beach presents "The Lover" by renowned British playwright, director, actor and political activist Harold Pinter, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. First produced on the London stage in 1963, "The Lover" explores the private intricacies of a modern marriage in a ...
They were both charming and quite possibly made for one another. I would not hesitate to cry at their wedding. And another thing: if you missed it over the busy Easter weekend, Andrew Scott's turn in Hamlet (BBC2), recorded “as live” at the Harold Pinter theatre, London, is on BBC iPlayer; just as great and ...
Investing with Harold Pinter. Wednesday, 4/04/2018 09:01. Better info, not more, is key... HAROLD Pinter's The Birthday Party is perhaps his most celebrated play, writes Tim Price of ThePriceOfEverything in this article at the Cobden Centre. The Birthday Party introduced a generation of theatre-goers to the Pinteresque ...
Nina Raine's 'blistering new play' (New York Times), directed by Roger Michell, makes a triumphant and timely transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre this May, following a sold out season at the National Theatre. Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a ...
As we left the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End this week, after seeing The Birthday Party, a young woman in front of us asked her friend the standard post-show question: 'So, what did you think?' The second young woman thought for a moment before replying (with just a touch of the Catherine ...
Harold Pinter was one of the groundbreaking playwrights that emerged out of the 1950s, along with Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and a handful of others. They changed the landscape of what audiences could expect on the stage. Pinter's first decade of remarkable plays (and a few screenplays) fall into ...
Playwright Alistair McDowall is the winner of the 2018 Pinter Commission and will write a new play for the Royal Court in London. The award, now in its seventh year, is given annually by Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter's widow, to support a new commission at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2016 the Royal Court ...
Stephen Mangan seems frazzled. It's not just that when I meet him he is filming the next series of Episodes — which starts next week — as well as The Split, “an Abi Morgan” (shorthand for anything by the ubiquitous BBC scriptwriter), and doing The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, and ...
Further casting is to be announced. The show will open for a 12-week run at the Harold Pinter Theatre and has set by Hildegard Bechtler, costumes by Dinah Collin, lighting by Rick Fisher, music by Kate Whitley, sound by John Leonard and casting by Amy Ball. Consent runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre ...
What Would Harold Pinter Think is a surreal reflection on the world we find ourselves in, prompting discussion of feminism, mental health and freedom. Walking into the Judith E Wilson drama studio, the audience are welcomed into – or just outside of – a cosy, yet bourgeois, apartment. The set is intricately ...

But last January, Antaeus moved into a new facility just north of Brand at 110 E. Broadway with a 30-seat and an 80-seat theater, kicking off a huge success that features the closing weekend of Harold Pinter's rarely-performed satire “The Hothouse” tonight through Sunday. Set in an institution whose nature ...
British dramatist Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, but the opportunity to see the plays that brought him that honor don't come along all that often in these parts. That makes the Art Theater of Davis' production of this comparatively early one-act play — “The Collection,” which began as a television ...
... and of the characters' feelings as they try to find their way in this disorienting world. What Would Harold Pinter Think treads the line between the darkly funny and the just plain dark, exploring how and when we can make a joke out of the anguish and confusion that is life. What Would Harold Pinter Think is ...
Following a sold out season at the National Theatre, “Consent” will next be on stage at Harold Pinter Theatre, London. Nina Raine's promising new play directed by Roger Michell, makes a triumphant and timely transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre this May. Why is justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she ...
The intimate expressions of desire written by Harold Pinter to Joan Bakewell during their seven-year affair have been made public after she handed over his letters to the British Library. The clandestine correspondence, written while both were married, shows the playwright at his most energised as he ...
Happy birthday to The Birthday Party. Harold Pinter's classic play turns 60 this year, and to mark the occasion the West End theatre bearing the playwright's name is hosting a starry Sonia Freedman revival until mid-April. Seasoned Pinter-helmsman Ian Rickson's fresh production has a stellar six-strong ...
Much has been said about the importance of Harold Pinter and the significance of the first play of his to be staged in London: that he was a dramatist like no other, that The Birthday Party transformed the theatrical landscape. The proof of the Pinter pudding, though, is in the eating; might this one have ...
When I was about 14, the sixth formers at my school staged Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. I'd never seen anything like it before. Even in a school production, the drastic shifts of tone — menacing then humdrum then plain bizarre — were entirely discombobulating. Perhaps I detected Pinter's influence ...
Zoe Wanamaker has spoken out against the 'bullies' in the acting industry that have prohibited her in her career. The British actor, known from the TV series My Family, and for playing Madam Hooch in Harry Potter, insists times are finally changing for actors, who have long been subject to unfair and ...
Cahn is prolific. He's also had published five books on the writings of William Shakespeare, and books on the plays of Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, as well as other academic works. Cahn still lives in Saratoga Springs and holds the title Professor Emeritus from Skidmore. And though continuing to write, ...
The last time London saw The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter's first full-length play was turning 50. Ten years on, it's back for another birthday bash: Ian Rickson's glitzy West End revival stars Toby Jones and Zoe Wanamaker. If we fixate on The Birthday Party's beginnings, though, it's because they were ...
In 2018, Mangan will return to the West End stage in The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter's play about a guesthouse in an English seaside town. Mangan plays Goldberg who arrives at the guesthouse on the day of one of a resident's birthday party. He will star alongside Zoe Wanamaker, Toby Jones, Pearl Mackie, Peter Wight ...
They join an illustrious list of individuals, that includes Pina Bausch, Peter Brook, Robert Wilson and the late Harold Pinter, but I couldn't help thinking Irons an odd choice. The intention, I imagine, was to redress an absence of performers in the prize's history. Of the 15 previous recipients, only one, the ...
A new production of Harold Pinter's play The Birthday Party opens this week – at the apt venue of the Harold Pinter Theatre, no less – with a crack cast featuring Zoe Wanamaker, Toby Jones and Stephen Mangan. It will open with the pomp and parade that most major West End plays do nowadays, ...
Truth and alliances hastily shift in Pinter's landmark play about the absurd terrors of the everyday. The cryptic thriller and macabre comedy, "The Birthday Party" was Harold Pinter's first major work and is among the most unusual and absorbing of his plays. Playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist ...
In the 60 years since it was first produced at the Lyric Hammersmith, Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party has gone from critically reviled box office flop to must-see absurdist masterpiece. It was only Pinter's second attempt at playwriting, following on from The Room in 1957, written when he was 27 at the ...
Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1, Jan 9-Apr 14. Julius Caesar Nick Hytner's promenade production stars Ben Whishaw as Brutus, with Michelle Fairley (Lady Stark) as Cassius and David Morrissey playing Mark Antony. Bridge, London SE1, Jan 20-Apr 15. RSC: Hamlet The ST/NT 2016 Ian Charleson ...
Make strong decisions but be open to direction. Never compare yourself or your career to others it's pointless. Your individuality makes you interesting. KEEP GOING. It's a marathon, not a sprint. The Birthday Party runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 18 January to 14 April, with previews from 9 January.
It's fitting on many levels that the last play she will direct as ACT's artistic director is Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party." "It was like finding my soulmate when I discovered Pinter," Perloff said in a recent conversation. That was during her sophomore year at Stanford University in the late 1970s, in a class ...
Chilling, sinister, thought-provoking - and wickedly funny.Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of Harold Pinter's seldom seen dark comedy, The Hothouse. Directed by Nike Doukas, The Hothouse opens on Jan. 25and Jan. 26 (one opening for each cast), running through ...
Irons said it with irony but, given that Peter Brook and Harold Pinter are past winners and the New Realities prize has over the years gone to Complicite, the Royal Court, Katie Mitchell and the National Theatre of Scotland, it is clear that British theatre has been seen as a vital part of the European project.
The Pumpkin Eater (1964) | Blu-ray release – Anne Bancroft and James Mason find their marriage on the rocks in a searing Harold Pinter-penned drama ... With a perceptive and 'lacerating' script by Harold Pinter, based on Penelope Mortimer's acclaimed novel, Jack Clayton's emotionally searing 1964 drama The Pumpkin ...
In a play that examines the absurdity of bureaucracy in a government-run facility, Antaeus Theatre Co. will present Harold Pinter's black comedy “The Hothouse” beginning Jan. 18 through March 11. The play was originally written in 1953 but went unproduced for decades after a string of poorly received ...
All-star Pinter, a Suranne Jones thriller and Carey Mulligan goes solo: 2018's essential theatre. Brace yourself for The Birthday Party, an EasyJet love story, Sting's shipyard musical and Ben Whishaw as Brutus. Agatha Christie meets Kafka … Toby Jones, centre, stars in The Birthday Party at Harold Pinter ...
A remarkable production, it made a well-deserved transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, its magic only infinitesimally dimmed by the change of space. During this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the National Theatre of Scotland programmed a double-bill of work about the trans-lived experience – Adam ...
MILANO – Il mondo delle lettere e del teatro ricorda oggi l'anniversario di morte Harold Pinter, scrittore, drammaturgo, sceneggiatore, attore e regista teatrale inglese, Premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 2005. Il 24 dicembre 1982 moriva anche il poeta e romanziere francese Louis Aragon.
Irons said it with irony but, given that Peter Brook and Harold Pinter are past winners and the New Realities prize has over the years gone to Complicite, the Royal Court, Katie Mitchell and the National Theatre of Scotland, it is clear that British theatre has been seen as a vital part of the European project.
I'd been doing some plays here in London," she says, referring to Betrayal and Old Times by Harold Pinter, and the title role in Sophocles' Electra. "I didn't do a film for four years. Then [British director] Sally Potter sent me the script of The Party and I couldn't resist." The Party, released this year, is a satire ...
Opening in February, Robert Icke's production of Hamlet remains one of the standout Shakespearean productions of 2017. Starring Andrew Scott at his emotive best, it transferred to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre and will be broadcast by the BBC in 2018. This was followed by Goold's production of ...
With a perceptive and 'lacerating' script by Harold Pinter, based on Penelope Mortimer's acclaimed novel, Jack Clayton's emotionally searing 1964 drama The Pumpkin Eater takes an unhappy marriage apart with surgical precision. Anne Bancroft won a Bafta and an Oscar nomination as Jo Armitage, the inward looking ...
The Pumpkin Eater (1964) | Blu-ray release – Anne Bancroft and James Mason find their marriage on the rocks in a searing Harold Pinter-penned drama ... With a perceptive and 'lacerating' script by Harold Pinter, based on Penelope Mortimer's acclaimed novel, Jack Clayton's emotionally searing 1964 drama The Pumpkin ...
In case you missed the solar eclipse, but still want to be moved by beautiful things in the dark, you have a chance tonight at Riverwalk Theatre. For one night only, the current class of master's students from Michigan State University's Department of Theatre will perform scenes from plays by Harold Pinter, ...
What better season to revive a Harold Pinter play than in the bleak midwinter? His frightfully English idea of a birthday party is very far removed from your standard-issue American celebration. No candy colors or bright balloons infest the rafters of this moldering seaside boarding house. As the party guests ...


 

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