Born in 1930, Pinter
is also an outspoken human rights advocate.
In "On The Birthday Party 1" Pinter
writes to the play's director, Peter Wood, prior to the rehearsals in 1958.
counters that the Russians who have benefited, including the Education Ministry, are only too grateful for this financial support from the West.
We certainly appreciate good service," Pinter
First produced in 2000, Pinter
's final, seemingly anomalous, scathingly caustic comedy Celebration is here granted unexpected praise for having "revealed Pinter
at the age of seventy to be as finely attuned to the changing language and values of English society as always" (190): its "aspirational culture of conspicuous consumption" (191) at the turn of the millennium is embodied in crass, vulgar, raucous, and violent members of the not-so-haute bourgeoisie who are dining at an upscale restaurant.
was also eventually recognised as a grand old gent of the British theatre, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, and numerous other accolades.
Speaking before journalists, Pinter
has reiterated the conclusions of reports of the Brussels working group on Bulgaria and Romania's Schengen preparedness.
would have been proud that Hanif was chosen for the prize in his name and that of Pen," the BBC quoted Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter
's widow as saying.
, who died in 2008, wrote 29 plays including The Birthday Party, Old Times, The Homecoming and Betrayal.
had never heard of Beckett when he first came across his writing while visiting Ireland back in 1949 but was stunned by his work.
The themes of reality and anti-realism are also explored in the essays on Pinter
and Brecht, the latter being a biography as well as critique which would be useful for students before reading the plays.
The great writer's exile from himself also helps to explain the fact that the Pinter
of recent decades, enthusiastically endorsed by many so-called 'committed' critics and writers, had a tendency to re-interpret the early Harold Pinter
in terms of his political propagandising.