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The Theatre of Harold Pinter (Critical Companions)

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The plays of the late Nobel laureate Harold Pinter have formed part of the canon of world theatre since the 1960s. Frequently revived on the professional stage, and studied on almost every Theatre Studies course, his importance and influence is hard to overestimate. This Critical Companion offers an assessment of Pinter's entire body of work for the stage, appraising his skill as a dramatist and considering his impact and legacy.

Through a clear focus on issues of theatricality and the effect of the plays in performance The Theatre of Harold Pinter considers Pinter's chief narrative concerns and offers a unifying theme through which over four decades of work may be understood. Plays are considered in themed chapters that follow the chronological sequence of work, illuminating the development of his aesthetic and concerns. The volume features too a series of essays from other leading scholars presenting different critical perspectives on the work, including Harry Burton on Pinter's early drama; Ann Hall on Revisiting Pinter's Women; Chris Megson on Pinter's Memory Plays of the 1970s, and Basil Chiasson on Neoliberalism and Democracy.

Synopsis:

The Theatre of Harold Pinter offers a unique assesment of one of Britain's most influential dramatists, combining a chronological survey of Pinter's entire work for the stage with a series of incisive critical essays from leading scholars.

About the Author

Mark Taylor-Batty is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds, UK. He is co-author with Juliette Taylor-Batty, of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot (Continuum, 2009), has authored two further books on Harold Pinter's writings, and is co-series editor with Enoch Brater of Methuen Drama's Engage series.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Invasion and Oppression
2. The Company of Men and the Place of Women
3. Present Continuous, Past Perfect
4. The Impossible Family
5. Politics and the Artist as Citizen
6. Critical Perspectives:
The Curse of Pinter, by Harry Burton
Revisting Pinter's Women, by Ann Hall
Pinter's Memory Plays of the 1970s, by Chris Megson
Pinters Political Dramas: Staging Neoliberal Discourse and Authoritarianism, by Basil Chiasson
Notes
Index
Notes on Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9781408175309
Author:
Taylor-batty, Mark
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Author:
Taylor-Batty, Mark
Author:
Hurley, Erin
Author:
Lonergan, Patrick
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Critical Companions
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.50394 x 5.43307 in 1 lb

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