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Harold Pinter"s politics a silence beyond echo by Charles Grimes

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Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses in Madison, Cranbury, NJ .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Pinter, Harold, 1930- -- Political and social views,
  • Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century,
  • Political plays, English -- History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementCharles Grimes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6066.I53 Z655 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3392453M
ISBN 100838640508
LC Control Number2005001724

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Harold Pinter's Politics examines the expression of Pinter's political beliefs across every aspect and era of his artistic career. The fierce political stances of this important dramatist have been embodied in plays, screenplays, and his career as a theatrical director. Traditionally associated with absurdism, minimalism, and the dramatization of uncertainty, Pinter's name is now a byword for. Harold Pinter's Politics examines the expression of Pinter's political beliefs across every aspect and era of his artistic career. The fierce political stances of this important dramatist have been embodied in plays, screenplays, and his career as a theatrical director. This volume is the first to provide a book-length study of Pinter’s overtly political activity. With chapters on political drama, poetry, and speeches, it charts a consistent tension between aesthetics and politics through Pinter’s later career and defines the politics of the work in terms of a pronounced sensory dimension and capacity to affect : Palgrave Macmillan UK. The Official Harold Pinter Website: Political Publications: Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics , (London: Faber and Faber,) The fourth section of this book (pp and following) comprises of a selection of political writings, some of which have not been included in full on this site.

  The politics of Harold Pinter’s work are not derived from any ideological affinity with a specific political position, or indeed from any clearly defined ideological base or contemporary party politics. Pinter’s dramatic and poetic works do not scrutinise government politics or rail against those politics in a thinly veiled dramatic polemic. Pg. 4/4 - The politics of Harold Pinter’s work are not derived from any ideological affinity with a specific political position, or indeed from any clearly defined ideological base or contemporary party politics. Pinter’s dramatic and poetic works. Works of Harold Pinter provides a list of Harold Pinter's stage and television plays; awards and nominations for plays; radio plays; screenplays for films; awards and nominations for screenwriting; dramatic sketches; prose fiction; collected poetry; and awards for poetry. It augments a section of the main article on this author. Pinter has also been prepared to re-interpret his greatest stage plays in political terms, as an incipient expression of his moral condemnation of injustice. This reclamation has had its most comprehensive expression in his collaboration with Michael Billington on the latter's book The Life and Work of Harold Pinter.

  Pinter’s address, entitled “Art, Truth and Politics,” was refreshing and even liberating in its honesty and bluntness about the catastrophic impact of US subversion, violence and aggression. Harold Pinter, CH, CBE, was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, political activist, and poet. He was one of the most influential playwrights of modern times. In he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature/5. Politics "Pinter remains to his credit, a permanent public nuisance, a questioner of accepted truths, both in life and art. In fact the two persistently inter-act." The Life and Work of Harold Pinter, Michael Billington, (Faber and Faber, London ). Get this from a library! Harold Pinter's politics: a silence beyond echo. [Charles Grimes] -- "Harold Pinter's Politics examines the expression of Pinter's political beliefs across every aspect and era of his artistic career. The fierce political stances of this important dramatist have been.