This comprehensive and authoritative casebook includes cornerstone essays on Pinter's creative process, his politics, film adaptations, and acting career. It also includes a collection of photos found nowhere else that document Pinter's "golden time"--his early acting days in Ireland--, a substantial introduction, a chronology, and bibliography.
Table of Contents
General Editor's Note Kimball King. Introduction Lois Gordon. Introduction to Second Edition Lois Gordon. Chronology. 1. Creative Process and Meaning-Some Remark of Pinter's 'Letter to Peter Wood Martin Esslin 2. The Economy of Betrayl Ruby Cohn 3. Time for Change in No Man's Land Austin E. Quigley 4. Last to Go: A Structuralist Reading David Lodge 5. Monologue: The Play of Words Linda Ben-Zvi 6. The Dumb Waiter, The Collection, The Lover, and The Homecoming: A Revisionist Approach George Wellwarth 7. Displacement in Time and Space:Harold Pinter's Other Places Ewald Mengel 8. Film and Drama: The Opening Sequence of the Filmed Version of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker (The Guest) Steven H. Gale 9. Pinter and Politics Susan Hollis Merritt 10. 'Yes! In the Sea of Life Enisled': Harold Pinter's Other Places Ewald Mengel 11. 'To Lay it Bare': Pinter, Shakespeare, and The Dwarfs Francis Gillen 12. Mind-less Men: Pinter's Dumb Waiters Robin Gordon 13. Harold Pinter in New York Lois Gordon 14. Photos, from Pauline Flanagan 15. Harold Pinter's Achievement and Modern Drama Kimball King & Marti Greene 16. Acting Pinter Mel Gussow 17. 'You're speaking to someone and you suddenly become another person: Storytelling in Pinter's Moonlight and Ashes to Ashes Ann C. Hall 18. Celebrating Pinter Michael Billington Selected Bibliography. Author Biographies. Index
Lois Gordon, professor of English at Farleigh Dickinson University, wrote the first book in the United States on Harold Pinter. She has published numerous other books on other writers and on American culture, including The World of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946 and American Chronicle: Decade by Decade Through the Twentieth Century.