Harold Pinter (1930-2008)

A selective list of online literary criticism for English playwright Harold Pinter, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, articles published in reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the MLA Guidelines for Authors of Web Sites

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introduction & literary criticism

"Harold Pinter." Poetry Archive. Directors, Andrew Motion & Richard Carrington.

Billington, Michael. On Pinter's prose-poem Kullus, from The Life and Work of Harold Pinter by Michael Billington (Faber and Faber, 1996)

Billington, Michael. An overview of Pinter's career, on the occasion of his 70th birthday An article by Michael Billington in The Guardian, 10/14/00

Knowles, Ronald. Reviews of two scholarly books on Pinter, Harold Pinter: An Annotated Bibliography, by Steven H. Gale, and Where Laughter Stops: Pinter's tragicomedy, by Bernard F. Dukore. Review by Ronald Knowles in Journal of Beckett Studies

Cohn, Ruby. "The World of Harold Pinter." Pinter as Samuel Beckett's heir, and cousin of the Angry Young Englishmen. The Tulane Drama Review 6, 3 (March 1962), pp. 55-68 [jstor].

Dukore, Bernard. "The Theatre of Harold Pinter." An early study of Pinter recognizes his greatness. The Tulane Drama Review 6, 3 (March 1962), pp. 43-54 [jstor].

Rayner, Alice. "Harold Pinter: Narrative and Presence." Theatre Journal 40, 4 (Dec. 1988), pp. 482-497 [jstor].

Storch, R.F. "Drama: Harold Pinter's Happy Families." he Massachusetts Review 8, 4 (Autumn 1967), pp. 703-712 [jstor].

Wyllie, Andrew. An introduction to Harold Pinter. On The Birthday Party (1958); The Caretaker (1960); The Homecoming (1965). From the Literary Encyclopedia 20 June 2002. [subscription service].

web sites

"Harold Pinter." His obituary, 26 Dec. 2008, in The Guardian.

"Pinter wins 2005 Nobel Prize." "Controversial British playwright and campaigner Harold Pinter has won the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature." 13 Oct 2005, BBC.

Pinter's own web site Haroldpinter.org has current news about the playwright and a wealth of information, including details about productions of all the plays and reviews of important productions and film versions, details about Pinter's acting experience, links to published interviews and articles about Pinter, and more.

Pinter discusses Slobodan Milosevic in an interview, The Guardian, 3 Aug. 2001.

A profile of Pinter by Stephen Moss in The Guardian, 4 Sept. 1999.

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