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Harold Pinter

 Theatrical features of the birthday party The birthday party considered as one of the greatest Pinter’s work which reflect his own rules and features of his own drama. Perhaps Pinter is very different from other absurdist writers as the Irish Samuel Becket and Inesco.but in anyhow I can assume that the theatre of the absurd as called by Martin Essllin has witnessed some other themes and set of ideas that makes it relevant .This is partly as a results of Pinter’s...

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'The Birthday Party' by Harold Pinter

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter is a play composed of three acts, and is set in an old boarding house, run by Meg and Petey, who are a couple in their late sixties. There is only one boarder, Stanley, a scruffy, depressed-looking man in his late thirties who has apparently been a professional pianist. Three people arrive in the boarding house from the outside world: Lulu, a young woman who tries to get Stanley to go out with her with out success, Goldberg a powerful and threatening Jewish man...

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Pinter s Use of Pauses and Silences in

The Use of Pauses and Silences in the Homecoming Harold Pinter is a British dramatist who was known of his economy and simplicity of diction in his works, but some situations in his plays must to be associated with many social and cultural elements in and out the text. For example, the vulgar and dirty interaction between the father and his sons is strange for the conservative society in the west before WWII and to the Arab readers who by traditions and religion highly respect their parents...

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Thoughts on Krapp

listening again to the same clip heard throughout the play about the lost love. Watching Harold Pinter in Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape,” I became more than a bit depressed. Beckett’s character is played tremendously by Pinter. He encompasses the dismal feeling of Krapp: using perfect facial expressions and mannerisms to portray a decaying old man. Each movement of the actor on stage is significant, and Pinter does not include any superfluous actions. Not having seen this play performed by anyone...

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Character Analysis of Harold Pinter's the Caretaker

Erlina Suwardi 2009-031-055 Character Analysis of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker In drama, characters play a dominant role in order to present the scenes. Whether good or bad the characters are, they are the ones who make the play and without them, there will be no play can be presented. In this play , there are only three characters, the brothers, which are Aston and Mick, and the old tramp, Davies. It begins with Aston who brings Davies to his place owned by his brother, Mick. Aston allows...

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the homecoming: theme of power

The Homecoming: Theme of Power Introduction: Harold Pinter was born in the 1930s and lived through both World War 1 and World War 2. The decade in which the story was written and first staged is important to its interpretation. The 1960s was a decade in which women’s liberation was a prominent movement. Movies and art reflected it, protests were made and bras burned. The Homecoming was written during this period and the entire plot line seems a tennis match of power between the sexes. Theme...

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The Reversal in Stereotypical Gender Roles

Stereotypical Gender Roles ! In “The Homecoming”, Harold Pinter applies the incessant use of gender confrontation throughout the entirety of the play; both male and female characters aim to establish their dominance over one another and gain a oneupmanship. The struggle between a matriarchal and patriarchal family dynamic are seen in both the conflict within the characters themselves, as well as outwardly expressing it towards others. Pinter illustrates the men in the play as conveying dark...

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Lord Harold Von Coft III: Haunted?: Is This Painting Haunted?

Is This Painting Haunted? For centuries, it was believed that the painting of Lord Harold Von Coft III was haunted? Why? Well, the good lord was murdered in the Von Coft home by his wife, Helga Von Coft. Helga had wanted her husband’s fortune so she could run away with their three young sons and her lover, Mathias Everhart. She might have been a gold digger, but she did not count on her husband’s spirit returning the day she tried to take their sons out of the country. The painting - that had been...

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Debut Albums and Pause

“Betrayal” by Harold Pinter 1975 Scene Three (FULL VERSION). Flat. Winter. JERRY and EMMA. (Silence) JERRY What do you want to do then? (Pause) EMMA I don’t quite know what we’re doing, any more, that’s all. JERRY Mmnn (Pause) EMMA I mean, this flat… JERRY Yes. EMMA Can you actually remember when we were last here? JERRY In the summer, wasn’t it? EMMA Well, was it? JERRY I know it seems – EMMA It was the beginning of September. JERRY Well, that’s summer, isn’t it? EMMA It...

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Eclectic Theatre

acting to produce an anomalous yet comical and entertaining style of theatre. Emerging in the late 1940’s, authors such as Beckett, Camus and Pinter were pioneers of Theatre of the absurd, who to some extent redefined modern theatre, yet Pinter describes his works as merely “symbolic realism” as opposed to absurd. The plays “The Caretaker” by Harold Pinter and “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams are both classic plays of their genre, truly exploiting the absurd and realistic styles of...

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