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Harold Pinter

Barney's Wall

Francis Levy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Barney Rosset was the founder of Grove Press and Evergreen Review and was a proselytizer for among other things the Theater of the Absurd. He brought...

The Art of Betrayal

Sally Fay | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
Sally Fay

I am by no means a reviewer, but I have experienced betrayal. My 26-year marriage ended with it, with subsequent lies and deceits still surfacing layers of betrayal. I am interested in exploring the topic and want to know if art imitates life, and more importantly, if it can make sense of it.

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land."

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Two plays -- one I love, and one I've never liked -- are currently running in repertory on Broadway at the tiny jewel-box called the Cort Theatre.

Stage Door: Waiting For Godot, No Man's Land

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The current Broadway revival at the Cort Theater of Waiting For Godot is never less than riveting. That's thanks to the extraordinary chemistry between Ian McKellen as Estragon and Patrick Stewart as a determined, upbeat Vladimir/Didi.

Theater: McKellen! Stewart! Beckett! Pinter!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Whatever your reactions to any particular element (most everyone agrees Twelfth Night is the triumph for Rylance while opinion is divided on these two), it's safe to say these are "events" in the best sense of the word, nights of theater you want to see and judge for yourself.

McKellen and Stewart Wander Through Pinter's 'No Man's Land'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The pairing of No Man's Land with Godot is a stroke of genius, bringing the two masters of comedic and enigmatic incomprehension, Pinter and Beckett, to the stage in alternating performances that underscore the affinity between them.

Aisle View: McKellen and Stewart Play Beckett and Pinter

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The authors mix bleak despair with comic patter, making the plays catnip for a certain caliber of star actor. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have joined together to offer the two plays.

First Nighter: London's 'Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense,' 'Mojo,' 'From Here to Eternity'

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

As popular as P. G. Wodehouse and his creations, suave manservant Jeeves and first-prize twit Bertie Wooster, have been for almost 100 years, they've apparently never toddled onto a West End stage until -- wait for it! -- now.

Love Triangles

Mindy Utay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Mindy Utay

Healthy relationships are not the stuff of headlines and drama. To paraphrase Tolstoy, it is the unhappy relationships, not the healthy ones that are of greatest interest--thus the fascination of the piercing angles of the triangle.

'I Don't Think We Don't Love Each Other': Betrayal on Broadway, 2013

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

I'd like to say that the central action of this play is the adultery between Emma and Jerry, but it really isn't. Pinter is hard on actors: It's dangerous to try to play him with passion, or at least any passions other than fear, or cruelty. The affair between Emma and Jerry is more depressing than sympathetic or titillating.

British Wit and Wisdom: Dry With a Twist

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In April 2010, the Library of Congress announced plans to archive every single tweet publicly posted on Twitter's social network. With nearly half a billion new tweets being generated each day, the Library of Congress can now access nearly 170 billion tweets. But do 140 characters of text comprise a work of art?

A Chat With Sir Ian McKellen About Broadway Bound No Man's Land

Jamie Soja | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Jamie Soja

As I entered Sir Ian's dressing room, he was napping on the couch, wearing a backwards flat cap and mock Hawaiian paradise shirt that said, "Iraq," hinting at the lesser known comedic side of his personality.

Pinter's No Man's Land Receives Stunning Revival With Name Cast

Leo Stutzin | Posted 10.15.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Fine Scotch whisky flows freely in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, always consumed straight, or as the British would say, "as it is." Even the sharpest of memories would turn fuzzy under such influence.

The Servant

Francis Levy | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Saying that The Servant is about reality is like saying that a great poem like "Ozymandias" is about reality. "Ozymandias" is about reality, but it h...

Hollywood Fringe: The Lover, The Complex Theatres, Hollywood

James Scarborough | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Sarah is married to Richard. Their marital arrangements are, um, interesting. He leaves for work with the knowledge that Sarah will entertain her Lover in the afternoon. But what if the Lover is not the milkman, John, who comes a-calling, but... Richard?

The Anti-Gatsby

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Great Gatsby is days away from public unveiling, but there's such a media storm around it I feel like I've already seen it. So I'm turning my attention to the anti-Gatsby. Which turns out also to have been written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

First Nighter: Jekyll & Hyde, Orphans, Collapse Bow to Mixed Results

David Finkle | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If someone grabbed you on the street and yelled in your face for the next two and a half hours, what would you do? Well, the cast of the Jekyll & Hyde revival at the Marquis scream until your eardrums are ready to burst.

Mamet's American Buffalo Opens at the Geffen Playhouse!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On Wednesday evening, I attended a production of David Mamet's play American Buffalo at the wondrous Geffen Playhouse -- the first such production in L.A. in a dozen years.

I Think, Therefore I Don't Know Who the Hell I Am

Joan Konner | Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
Joan Konner

The search for identity, occurring in the context of a contemporary ethos of rugged individualism, collectively carried to extreme, even unto selfishness and narcissism, is an obsession in our time.

The Playwright at Work: Talking Shop, Success, and Spectacular Failure with America's Top Playwrights

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I gained rich insight into the playwright's way by reading The Playwright at Work, by Rosemarie Tichler and Barry Jay Kaplan, a collection of 13 interviews with top playwrights including John Guare, Lynn Nottage and Tony Kushner.

The Loss of the Old

Carey Perloff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Carey Perloff

Why do we assume classics are impenetrable and obsolete? Why do we imagine that an ecology that privileges "emerging artists" while all but abandoning mature ones, let alone historical ones, will have resonance in the long run?

The Harold Pinter Play No One Knew About

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

"Some diligent detective work" has turned up a long-forgotten script by Nobel prize winning playwright Harold Pinter from the bowels of the British Li...

Dominic West, from HBO hit series The Wire, hits London's West End!

Lily Bevan | Posted 08.22.2011 | Entertainment
Lily Bevan

Dominic West, of The Wire fame, is currently starring in a very different role at the Duchess Theatre.

Theater: "Wonderlands" With A Thud; "Pinter" With A Purpose And Then You Die

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

WONDERLAND * out of **** BEING HAROLD PINTER ** 1/2 WE'RE GONNA DIE *** WONDERLAND * out of **** MARQUIS THEATRE The career of composer Frank Wildho...

Curtis M. Wong

Underground Belarusian Theater Troupe Returns To New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts

Most artists grapple with various challenges in their decision to pursue a career in the theater, from first-time audition jitters to long-term financ...