Pinter, Harold

(b. 1930)
   British playwright. Born in London, Pinter became internationally acclaimed for plays depicting marital and other personal relationships fraught with tension under a light, even banal, surface. Among his plays are The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1960), The Homecoming (1964), Old Times (1971), No Man’s Land (1974), Betrayal (1978), family Voices (1980), Other Places (1982), One For the Road (1984), The New World Order (1991), Party Time (1991) and Moonlight (1993). He has also written many successful screenplays including The Go-Between (1969), The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1980) and The Heat of the Day (1988). Beyond his early plays there is little explicit reference to his Jewishness.

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  • PINTER, HAROLD — (1930–2005), English playwright, Nobel laureate. Born in Hackney, London, the son of a tailor, Pinter was on the stage from 1949 to 1957 under the name of David Baron, acting chiefly in repertory and with touring companies in Ireland. His first… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pinter, Harold — (1930 )    Born in Hackney a working class neighborhood in London s East End the son of a Jewish tailor, he was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School and spent two years at London s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1950 he started publishing …   British and Irish poets

  • Pinter, Harold — born Oct. 10, 1930, London, Eng. British playwright and actor. Born into a working class family, he acted with touring companies until 1959. His early one act plays were followed by the full length The Birthday Party (1958). His next major plays …   Universalium

  • Pinter, Harold — ► (n. 1930) Dramaturgo británico. Autor de El montacargas y La fiesta de cumpleaños (1958), entre otras. * * * (n. 10 oct. 1930, Londres, Inglaterra). Dramaturgo y actor británico. Nacido en el seno de una familia de la clase obrera, actuó en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Pinter,Harold — Pin·ter (pĭnʹtər), Harold. Born 1930. British playwright, screenwriter, and director. His plays, including The Dumbwaiter (1957) and The Birthday Party (1960), create an atmosphere of menace.   Pin ter·esqueʹ ( ĕskʹ) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pinter, Harold — (b. 1930)    British dramatist. Born in London, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. From 1949 to 1960 he was a profes sional actor. His works include The Room, The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, A Night Out, A Slight… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Pinter — Pinter, Harold …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Harold Pinter and academia — concerns academic recognition of and scholarship pertaining to 2005 Nobel laureate Harold Pinter, CH, CBE, who is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, poet, and political activist born in 1930.Although, due to illness, he had… …   Wikipedia

  • Harold Pinter — Harold Pinter …   Wikipedia Español

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