The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter / Edition 2

The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter / Edition 2

by Peter Raby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521713730

ISBN-13: 9780521713733

Pub. Date: 05/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Harold Pinter has written for the theater, radio, television and screen, and is regarded as a highly successful director and actor. This volume examines the range of Pinter's work--including his recent play Celebration--its reception worldwide, and issues of performance. The volume offers photographs from key productions, a chronology, checklist of works and…  See more details below

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Harold Pinter has written for the theater, radio, television and screen, and is regarded as a highly successful director and actor. This volume examines the range of Pinter's work--including his recent play Celebration--its reception worldwide, and issues of performance. The volume offers photographs from key productions, a chronology, checklist of works and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521713733
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii

Notes on contributors ix

Chronology xii

Note on the text xx

Introduction Peter Raby 1

Part I Text and Context 5

1 Printer, politics and postmodernism (I) Austin Quigley 7

2 Pinter and the 1950s John Stokes 27

3 The sacred joke: comedy and politics in Pinter's early plays Francesca Coppa 43

4 Tales of the city: some places and voices in Pinter's plays Peter Raby 56

5 Printer and twentieth-century drama Ronald Knowles 74

6 Harold Pinter, screenwriter: an overview Steven H. Gale 88

7 Speaking out: Harold Pinter and freedom of expression Mary Luckhurst 105

Part III Pinter and Performance 121

8 Body language in Pinter's plays Richard Allen Cave 123

9 Harold Pinter as director Michael Pennington 146

10 Directing the plays of Harold Pinter Peter Hall 160

11 Pinter in Russia Charles Evans 170

12 Pinter and Ireland Anthony Roche 195

13 Pinter's late tapes John Stokes 216

Part III Reactions to Pinter 231

14 Pinter's sexual politics Drew Milne 233

15 Pinter and the critics Yael Zarhy-Levo 249

16 Pinter as celebrity Harry Derbyshire 266

17 Pinter, politics and postmodernism (2) Mireia Aragay 283

18 The Pinter paradigm: Pinter's influence on contemporary playwriting Steve Waters 297

19 Afterword: Harold Pinter and cricket John Fowles 310

Bibliography 312

Main Index 316

Works Index 322

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