Thursday, October 13, 2005
Harold Pinter, Nobel Laureate
Congratulations to Harold Pinter on the Nobel Prize for Literature! Nicely done.
The last play of Pinter's I saw was The Lover, at Yale, in the summer of 2004. There is a review of it at Harold Pinter's web site, but it gives away an important secret.
My review would simply be: Harold Pinter's The Lover is a perfectly shaped and somewhat demonic play about marriage. It's challenging and psychologically disorienting, but still essentially realist in form.
(Photograph above by Chris Saunders)