What is Pinter?

  • (noun): English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930).
    Synonyms: Harold Pinter

Pinter

Harold Pinter, (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted for the screen. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He also directed or acted in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.

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The Basement (play) - Origin: "The Compartment"
27-page screenplay (circulated only in typescript) that Pinter wrote in 1963–65 "for a film never made, planned as part of a triple-bill, Project I promoted by Grove Press, New York, with Samuel Beckett's Film ... According to Pinter's official authorised biographer Michael Billington, also cited by Baker and Ross (112), "Pinter's contribution The Compartment lay dormant until he rewrote it for television ...
Abraham Pinter
... Rabbi Abraham Pinter is the Principal of the Yesodey Hatorah Senior School for Girls, and is a member of the Stamford Hill orthodox Jewish community ... Rabbi Pinter is sometimes called upon by the mainstream press for a Charedi opinion on current issues ...
Characteristics Of Harold Pinter's Work - Some Examples of Pinter's Influence On Anglo-American Popular Culture
... and to specific characteristics of Pinter's works and, more recently, to his politics pervade Anglo-American popular culture (OED Susan Harris Smith mass media accounts, as cited above) ... already hosted two linked programs on "Pinter's Influence and Influences" and hosted another one relating to this subject in 2007 (Merritt, "Harold Pinter Bibliography 2000-2002 ... Exemplifying Pinter's cultural influence for several decades, a line in "The Ladies Who Lunch", a song in Company, the 1970 Broadway musical by George Furth and Stephen ...
Characteristics Of Harold Pinter's Work - Characteristics of Pinter's Work - Pinteresque
... defines it as "of or relating to the British playwright, Harold Pinter, or his works" thus, like a snake swallowing its own tail the definition forms the ... Pinter's plays are typically characterized by implications of threat and strong feeling produced through colloquial language, apparent triviality, and long pauses ... Pinter's drama was first perceived as a variation of absurd theatre, but has later more aptly been characterised as 'comedy of menace', a genre where the writer allows us to eavesdrop on the play of domination ...
Langrishe, Go Down (film)
1966), was adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter, directed by David Jones, filmed for BBC Television in association with Raidió Teilifís Éireann, and ... film, after being shown in The Spaces Between the Words A Tribute to Harold Pinter, by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as part of the Harold Pinter Festival of ...

Famous quotes containing the word pinter:

    Anna: I’m getting married.
    Stephen: Oh. Who to?
    Anna: William.
    Stephen: Ah. Have you told him?
    —Harold Pinter (b. 1930)

    Isn’t it true that every aristocrat wants to die?
    —Harold Pinter (b. 1930)

    Do you think you go well with the color scheme?
    —Harold Pinter (b. 1930)