Harold Pinter: The Theatre of Power

Harold Pinter: The Theatre of Power

by Robert Gordon

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An incisive look at the major plays of Harold Pinter  See more details below


An incisive look at the major plays of Harold Pinter

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Times Literary Supplement

"[Gordon's book] is an enlightening examination of Pinter's obsession with power in both the personal and political spheres, from the intimate struggles for power in parent-child and marital relationships to the oppressive force of dictatorships."
Times Literary Supplement
Comparative Drama - William Hutchings

"Gordon's Harold Pinter: The Theater of Power ... is both a deft homage and a useful guidebook to Pinter's now-complete oeuvre, written by an eminently authoritative, unabashed admirer of the plays."
Comparative Drama
Theatre Survey - Samuel T. Shanks

"Robert Gordon’s exploration of Pinter’s stage works is a major critical achievement. He produces ever-surprising insights, and his own rhetoric and erudition are impressive. The book will be of great use not only to theatregoers attempting to understand what they have seen onstage, but to actors and directors who are seeking the most theatrically productive approaches to these challenging plays. Harold Pinter: The Theatre of Power is quite simply a brilliantly conceived and exceptionally well-written academic text. It is certain to become one of the major critical works about the preeminent English playwright of the late twentieth century."
Theatre Survey
Text & Presentation 2014 (The Comparative Drama Conf. Series) - Doug Phillips

"For those getting newly acquainted with Pinter's work, this is ideal. Gordon provides a range of focused instruction, crucial to first-timers. If more experienced readers of Pinter find these plantings to be well-furrowed already, then know there's something fresh in the fertilizer."
- Doug Phillips, University of St. Thomas, Text and Presentation

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University of Michigan Press
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Michigan Modern Dramatists
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5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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