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Harold Pinter Plays 3: The Homecoming; Old Times; No Man's Land: "The Homecoming", "Tea Party", "The Basement", "Landscape", "Silence", "Night", ... Story) Vol 3 (Faber Contemporary Classics) [Paperback]

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2 Dec 1997 Faber Contemporary Classics

This revised third volume of Harold Pinter's work includes The Homecoming, Old Times, No Man's Land, four shorter plays, six revue sketches and a short story. It also contains the speech given by Pinter in 1970 on being awarded the German Shakespeare Prize.

The Homecoming

'Of all Harold Pinter's major plays, The Homecoming has the most powerful narrative line... You are fascinated, lured on, sucked into the vortex.' Sunday Telegraph

'The most intense expression of compressed violence to be found anywhere in Pinter's plays.' The Times

Old Times

'A rare quality of high tension is evident, revealing in Old Times a beautifully controlled and expressive formality that has seldom been achieved since the plays of Racine.' Financial Times

'Harold Pinter's poetic, Proustian Old Times has the inscrutability of a mysterious picture, and the tension of a good thriller.' Independent

No Man's Land

'The work of our best living playwright in its command of the language and its power to erect a coherent structure in a twilight zone of confusion and dismay.' The Times

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Harold Pinter Plays 3: The Homecoming; Old Times; No Man's Land: "The Homecoming", "Tea Party", "The Basement", "Landscape", "Silence", "Night", ... Story) Vol 3 (Faber Contemporary Classics) + Plays:2 The Caretaker .Night School. The Dwarfs. The Collection. The Lover. Night School . Trouble in the works. The black and white request stop. ... Dwarfs", "The Collection", "The Lover" v. 2 + Plays 1: The Birthday Party, The Room, The Dumb Waiter, A Slight Ache, The Hothouse, A Night Out, The Black and White, The Examina,Vol. 1 (Faber ... and White (Prose), "The Examination" v. 1
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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; New Ed edition (2 Dec 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571193838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571193837
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 and they married in 1980. In 1995 he won the David Cohen British Literature Prize, awarded for a lifetime's achievement in literature. In 1996 he was given the Laurence Olivier Award for a lifetime's achievement in theatre. In 2002 he was made a Companion of Honour for services to literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and, in the same year, the Wilfred Owen Award for Poetry and the Franz Kafka Award (Prague). In 2006 he was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize and, in 2007, the highest French honour, the Légion d'honneur. He died in December 2008.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Old Times 28 Oct 2013
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Pinter is one of the bestb dramatists of our time. he has captured the languge for all time and is alternately very funny and very disturbing. Readin a play is nothing like seeing it ut it does allow you to go back and study how it works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great library addition. 23 Feb 2013
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Great selection of plays and would recommend for any bookcase. Suitable for teenage reading or university student. Good value with three plays.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grappling with Pinter's monologues 17 Feb 2013
By jbroad
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Whenever I watch a Pinter play on stage, I am driven back to looking at a printed version of the text, to a kind of mental exercise which consists in supplying some of the ideas which the characters don't ever get around to saying. I recently attended 'Old Times' at the Harold Pinter Theatre and have found myself looking again and again at the text to analyse the ways in which the characters avoid communicating with one another for most of the play. There are so many hidden depths in Pinter's work. It's quite a challenge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product and at a superb price 21 Oct 2013
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The book was in great condition, with no damages or signs of use whatsoever. I couldn't believe the fact that it was so cheap. Very happy with this purchase.
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