Old Times

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Grove Press, 1971 - Drama - 75 pages
33 Reviews
Like Pinter's earlier plays. Pinter deals with bare essentials. There are only three characters -- a man named Deeley, his wife, Kate, and Anna, a friend of Kate's whom they have not seen in 20 years. Beneath the surface of their taut, witty conversation lurks suggestions of darkness, until the present is overwhelmed with intimations of some frightening past.

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It's a book about damaged souls which basically means it's raw, unnerving, and tragic. The best buy I had this year. Read full review

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The Lost Studio
OLD TIMES. directed by John Pleshette. 130 S. La Brea Ave Hollywood, CA. (800) 595-4849. thru. April 13, 2008. Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00 pm ...
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Grumpy Old Bookman: Harold Pinter: Old Times
The simple truth is that, if Old Times were written today, by Joe Bloggs of Northampton, and submitted to the various 'new writing' theatres which claim to ...
grumpyoldbookman.blogspot.com/ 2007/ 04/ harold-pinter-old-times.html

In 'Old Times,' Pinter at his enigmatic best - International ...
It may be tricky in these aesthetically obdurate times of ours to know what to make of "Old Times," the 1971 play from Harold Pinter, now at the Donmar ...
www.iht.com/ articles/ 2004/ 08/ 04/ lon4_ed3_.php

www.haroldpinter.org - Plays
You only have to think of Betrayal, The Homecoming and of course, this piece, Old Times (1971), to realise what a master Pinter is at conveying the thrill, ...
www.haroldpinter.org/ plays/ plays_oldtimes6.shtml

gradesaver: Old Times Essay: Reality and Illusion in Pinter and ...
Old Times and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, two classics of late twentieth-century British theater, exemplify the predominance of the conflict ...
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Old Times: Harold Pinter
When Harold Pinter talks about "old times," nostalgia is the furthest thing from his mind. In the British playwright's hands, the most mundane situations ...
www.citypaper.com/ arts/ story.asp?id=4393

The Daily Gazette Old Times
This weekend, the Department of Theater presents Harold Pinter's Old Times, starring Rachel Sugar '08, Stephanie Duncan '08, and Stephan Graf '09. ...
daily.swarthmore.edu/ 2008/ 02/ 28/ old-times/

Harold Pinters play, Old Times animary
They reminisce about old times - sharing a flat together twenty years ago as young secretaries in bohemian London. As the three recollect their own versions ...
animary.wordpress.com/ 2007/ 03/ 22/ harold-pinters-play-old-times/

Roundabout to Revive Pinter's 'Old Times' - New York Times
Anthony Hopkins and Jane Alexander will appear in a limited run of Harold Pinter's ''Old Times,'' beginning Dec. 20 at the Roundabout Stage One. ...
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Charlottesville Podcasting Network Live Arts Presents: Old Times ...
When asked about Old Times, Smith said, “The essence of the play can be summed up in one of anna€™s lines: â€there are some things one ...
www.cvillepodcast.com/ 2007/ 06/ 05/ old-times-at-live-arts/

About the author (1971)

English playwright, poet, and political activist Harold Pinter was born on October 10, 1930, in London's East End. From childhood he was interested in literature and acting. He studied at both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Pinter was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright and screenwriter. 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 to film. Pinter published his first poems in 1950. He worked as a bit-part actor in a BBC Radio program and also toured with a Shakespearean troupe. Pinter has written over 30 plays, achieving great success internationally. He has also directed several of his dramas. Pinter was married to actress Vivien Merchant from 1956 to 1980, before wedding biographer Lady Antonia Fraser. From his first marriage he has a son who is a writer and musician. Pinter has won numerous prestigious literary prizes in poetry and theatre. He was awarded the Hermann Kesten Medallion for outstanding commitment on behalf of persecuted and imprisoned writers. He has been granted honorary degrees at universities in England, Scotland, the United States, Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, and Greece. In 2005, Pinter received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died from cancer on December 24, 2008 at the age of 78.

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