Tag: Harold Pinter

  • Listening to books: Alan Bennett at the BBC

    Listening to books: Alan Bennett at the BBC

    I can thoroughly recommend Alan Bennett at the BBC which is currently available from Audible.com or the iTunes store. I’ve just finished listening to the inimitable Mr Bennett reading what is a miscellany of his work from the past 30 or so years, and all via the BBC. By the way I very much also…

  • Pause … Silence …Curtain

    Image via Wikipedia Harold Pinter has exited the room. There can’t be too many theatre lovers who aren’t aware of the great man’s passing on Christmas Eve 2008 after a long, ravaging illness. A seminal playwright for the late 20th century, Nobel Laureate, actor and latterly an activist, Pinter never lost his anger which bubbled…

  • Give it to me live please!

    Image via Wikipedia I couldn’t resist posting this, if only to prove how a great play can get sandbagged by good intentions. Here’s Harold Pinter‘s The Dumb Waiter, a brilliant, dark little piece for two actors. It’s been animated and condensed and posted up to YouTube. The point, I hear you ask? Well maybe it…