Pinter at Sixty

9780253208118: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd September 1993

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 220

Series Drama and Performance Studies

Indiana University Press

Pinter at Sixty

Paperback / £20.99

... insights and expertise which all together furnish a useful addition to Pinter studies." —Modern Language Review

Essays by both scholars and theater artists examine the work of British playwright Harold Pinter. The essays focus on performance, politics, gender issues, interpersonal manipulation, style and language, on influence, and on the interplay between Pinter’s theatrical and film-scripting careers. Illustrated.

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I. PINTER IN PRODUCTION

1. Pinter in Rehearsal: From The Birthday Party to Mountain Language: Carey Perloff
2. Producing Pinter: Louis Marks


II. POLITICAL PINTER

3. Harold Pinter’s Theatre of Cruelty: Martin Esslin
4. Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse: A Parable of the Holocaust: Rosette C. Lamont
5. Disjuncture as Theatrical and Postmodern Practice in Griselda Gambaro’s The Camp and Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language: Jeanne Colleran
6. The Outsider in Pinter and Havel: Susan Hollis Merritt


III. PINTER’S POETICS

7. The Betrayal of Facts: Pinter and Duras beyond Adaption: Judith Roof
8. Image and Attention in Harold Pinter: Alice Rayner
9. Pinter and the Ethos of Minimalism: Jon Erickson

IV. PINTER AND INFLUENCE

10. Xhekhov, Beckett, Pinter: The St(r)ain upon the Silence: Alice N. Benston
11. That first last look: Martha Fehsenfeld
12. A Rose by any other name: Pinter and Shakespeare: Hersh Zeifman
13. From Novel to Film: Harold Pinter’s Adaptation of The Trial: Francis Gillen
14. I am Powerful...and I am only the lowest doorkeeper: Power Play in Kafka’s The Trial and Pinter’s Victoria Station: John L. Kundert-Gibbs

V. PINTER AND FILM

15. Art Objects as Metaphors in the Filmscripts of Harold Pinter: Steven H. Gale
16. Pinter and Bowen: The Heat of the Day: Phyllis R. Randall

VI. Alaskan Perspectives

17. Portrait of Deborah: A Kind of Alaska: Moonyoung C. Ham
18. Deborah’s Homecoming in A Kind of Alaska: An Afterword: Katherine H. Burkman

WORKS CITED
CONTRIBUTORS
INDEX

KATHLEEN H. BURKMAN is Professor of English at The Ohio State University and author of The Dramatic World of Harold Pinter: Its Basis in Ritual; The Arrival of Godot: Ritual Patterns in Modern Drama; and Simon Gray: A Casebook. JOHN L. KUNDERT-GIBBS is currently a Ph.D. candidate at The Ohio State University.