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Pinter, Harold 1930-2008

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Most widely held works by Harold Pinter
The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Book )

249 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play was first produced in London in 1965, and in New York City in 1967. In it, Teddy, a professor of philosophy who lives in America, brings his wife Ruth to England to visit his family, whom she has never met. His father, a widower, and two brothers, a pimp and a boxer, convince Ruth to remain with them and to enter a life of prostitution. Teddy returns to America alone. Pinter's very high talent manages to make the situation believable
Betrayal by Harold Pinter( Book )

117 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years after their affair has ended, Emma and Jerry--her husband's best friend--meet and reflect on their illicit relationship
Old times by Harold Pinter( Book )

120 editions published between 1873 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged couple entertain a friend they have not seen for two decades in Pinter's play first presented in London's West End in June, 1971
Pinter at sixty by Katherine H Burkman( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wit( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devastating illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit
The caretaker ; and The dumb waiter : two plays by Harold Pinter( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In all of Pinter's plays, seemingly ordinary events become charged with profound, if elusive, meaning, haunting pathos, and wild comedy. In The Caretaker, a tramp finds lodging in the derelict house of two brothers; in The Dumb Waiter, a pair of gunmen wait for the kill in a decayed lodging house
The birthday party ; and The room : two plays by Harold Pinter( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Birthday Party, a musician escapes to a dilapidated boarding house, where he falls victim to the shadowy, ritualized violence of two men who have followed him from his sinister past. In The Room, a derelict boarding house again becomes the scene of a visitation from the past when a blind man suddenly arrives to deliver a mysterious message
No man's land by Harold Pinter( Book )

104 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Pinter's latest full-length play is set against the decayed elegance of a house in London's Hampstead Heath. Two men face each other over a drink. Do they know each other, or is each performing an elaborate charade of recognition? The ambiguity--and the comedy--intensify with the arrival of two younger men, the one ostensibly a manservant, the other a male secretary. All four inhabit a no man's land between time present and time remembered, between reality and imagination--a territory which Pinter explores with his characteristic mixture of biting wit, aggression, and anarchic sexuality that has continually made his plays masterpieces of the modern theater [Publisher description]
Landscape ; and Silence by Harold Pinter( Book )

70 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two short plays by Pinter. "Landscape" features a man and a woman in a kitchen, speaking, but not to one another. "Silence" is about a young woman and the two men she knows
Other places : three plays by Harold Pinter( Book )

46 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Station: Humorous exchange between a lost taxi driver and a dispatcher. 2 men, 1 setting
Mansfield Park by Patricia Rozema( Visual )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Fanny Price is sent away to live with her rich cousins, she's meant to learn the ways of proper society but manages to enlighten them as well
Five screenplays by Harold Pinter( Book )

39 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Proust screenplay : À la recherche du temps perdu by Harold Pinter( Book )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The screenplay adaptation of Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past."
The French lieutenant's woman by Karel Reisz( Visual )

98 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two film actors involved in a tumultuous affair portray Victorian lovers. The skilful interweaving of these two love stories - one period, one contemporary - yields a fascinating insight into the passion and mystery that can pull two people together ... and just as easily tear them apart. The Victorian story involves a woman, ostracized by society and abandoned by her French lieutenant lover, who fascinates a man who resolves to unravel the mystery of her clandestine past
The hothouse : a play by Harold Pinter( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A black comedy set in a government-run mental institution, The Hothouse revolves around a sinister murder plot hatched against a backdrop of corruption, sexual favors, and hopeless bureaucratic ineptitude. Beneath the surface comedy there are frightening implications concerning a bureaucracy ostensibly dedicated to humanitarian concerns, but where people are referred to by numbers and forgotten as easily as troublesome figures on a balance sheet. Written in 1958, The Hothouse was first performed at London's Hampstead Theatre in April, 1980, in a production directed by Pinter himself."--Jacket
Three plays : A slight ache, The collection [and] The dwarfs by Harold Pinter( Book )

9 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A SLIGHT ACHE is set in an English country garden. A couple invites in an old matchseller. Both husband and wife have bizarre "conversations" with the silent old man. THE COLLECTION is a story of the relations between two couples, one homosexual and the other heterosexual. THE DWARFS is a radio play
The birthday party by Harold Pinter( Book )

232 editions published between 1869 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by two strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightmare
The dwarfs : a novel by Harold Pinter( Book )

54 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written in 1950, then revised and first published in 1992, "The Dwarfs" is Harold Pinter's only novel. Set in postwar Britain, "The Dwarfs" describes the intertwined lives and concerns of four young Londoners: Len, working at the Euston train station but fascinated by abstract mathematics; Mark, a sometime actor; and Virginia and Pete, a young couple trying to define their relationship amid the powerful, sometimes destructive forces at work among the four. In the evolution of this quadrilateral friendship and the strains it creates, Harold Pinter explores how ordinary lives are molded by the limitations and boundaries of sexuality, intimacy, and mortality. It is a world populated by dwarfs -- young people who have departed, only to leave emptiness. Funny, vivid, and haunting, "The Dwarfs" is a brilliantly intriguing and chillingly perceptive novel by a writer whose imagination has shaped our lives
Moonlight by Harold Pinter( Book )

39 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a dark space you can't measure, a once visceral father lies on his deathbed, looking over his life, his youth, loves, lusts and betrayals of his wife. At the same time, in another bedroom, somewhere in the same space, the man's two sons intellectually, clinically and conspiratorially speak of their relationship with their father. Side-stepping their estrangement from him, they rationalize their love-hate relationship with him and defend the distance they are incapable of closing, even when their mother calls them home. In contrast to these closed sons, is the man's daughter, the baby sister, who refuses the dourness and bridges the space between the light and dark, youth and age, and death and life. --From publisher's description
The handmaid's tale by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

64 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the near future, the handmaids of the title are women who can still bear children after the ravages of war caused wide-spread sterility. One of the handmaids, Kate, is caught trying to escape the Republic of Gilead and sent to the prison-like training center. She is sent from there to the home of the commander to bear his child, but revolutionary forces have other plans for her!
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The homecoming
BetrayalOld timesPinter at sixtyThe caretaker ; and The dumb waiter : two playsThe birthday party ; and The room : two playsNo man's landThe Proust screenplay : À la recherche du temps perduThe hothouse : a play
Alternative Names
Baron, David 1930-2008

Bintar, Hārūld

Bintar Hārūld (1930-2008)

Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter 1930-2008

Harold Pinter angielski dramaturg, pisarz, reżyser teatralny i scenarzysta

Harold Pinter angla dramisto

Harold Pinter anglický dramatik, scenárista, režisér a herec

Harold Pinter anglický herec a režisér

Harold Pinter angol drámaíró, költő, forgatókönyvíró, színész, rendező, polgárjogi aktivista

Harold Pinter Britaniko a mannurat, dramaturgo, ken direktor ti teatro ken pelikula

Harold Pinter britisk dramatiker og regissør

Harold Pinter Brits acteur

Harold Pinter brittisk författare

Harold Pinter drámadóir Sasanach

Harold Pinter dramaturg, poeta, guionista i actor anglès guardonat amb el Premi Nobel de Literatura

Harold Pinter drammaturgo, attore teatrale e regista teatrale britannico

Harold Pinter écrivain, dramaturge et metteur en scène britannique

Harold Pinter écrivain, dramaturge et metteur en scène britannique, prix Nobel de littérature

Harold Pinter englantilainen kirjailija

Harold Pinter engleschen Theaterschrëftsteller, Dréibuchauteur a Regisseur

Harold Pinter englischer Theaterautor und Regisseur, Literaturnobelpreisträger

Harold Pinter English playwright (1930-2008)

Harold Pinter escritor inglés, Premio Nobel de Literatura de 2005

Harold Pinter pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Harolds Pinters

Haroldus Pinter

Pinter 1930-2008

Pinter, Garolʹd, 1930-2008

Pinter, Harold

Pinteris Haroldas

Pinto Harold

Χάρολντ Πίντερ

Χάρολντ Πίντερ Άγγλος θεατρικός συγγραφέας

Гаралд Пінтэр

Гаральд Пінтэр

Гарольд Пинтер

Гарольд Пінтер


Пинтер, Гарольд

Пинтер, Гарольд 1930-2008

Пинтер, Гарольд английский драматург, поэт, режиссёр, актёр, общественный деятель

Харолд Пинтер англиски драмски писател

Харолд Пинтър

Һаролд Пинтер

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הרולד פינטר

הרולד פינטר סופר בריטי

פינטר, הרולד.

פינטר, הרולד 1930-2008

بنتر، هارولد

بينتر، هارولد، 1930-2008

هارولد بنتر

هارولد بنتر، 1930-2008

هارولد پینتر

هارولډ پينټر

ہارولڈ پنٹر

ہیرلڈ پنٹر

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배런, 데이비드 1930-2008

핀터, 해럴드 1930-2008

핀터, 헤롤드 1930-2008

해럴드 핀터

해롤드 핀터 1930-2008


ハロルド・ピンター イギリスの劇作家、詩人

ピンター, ハロルド


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