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 (pĭn′tər), Harold 1930-2008.
British playwright, screenwriter, and director whose plays, including The Birthday Party (1958) and The Dumb Waiter (1960), create an atmosphere of menace. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2005.

Pin′ter·esque′ (-ĕsk′) adj.


(Biography) Harold. 1930–2008, English dramatist. His plays, such as The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), No Man's Land (1974), Moonlight (1993), and Celebration (2000), are noted for their equivocal and halting dialogue: Nobel prize for literature 2005
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Harold, born 1930, English playwright.
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But Pinter might be reluctant to apply such a phrase to his own writing.
Harold Pinter, known primarily as a playwright who authored many excellent absurdist dramas, divides his book Various Voices into four sections: prose, prose fiction, poetry, and politics.
In this paradise of simulation, Harold Pinter and Welcome Back, Kotter merge to give us Vincent and Jules discoursing upon Big Macs, foot massages, and divine intervention; if the fact that erstwhile sweathog John Travolta later did a TV movie of Pinter's The Dumb Waiter was forgotten by most people, Tarantino surely wasn't one of them.
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Pinter was never simpler, sadder, wittier or more touching.
Data released Tuesday from The Broadway League shows that the sold-out revival of the Harold Pinter play starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in a crumbling marriage took in $1,112,027 over seven performances ending Sunday, breaking the Barrymore Theatre's weekly box office record.
Playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist Harold Pinter was born in East London in 1930.
As the Director of the Pinter Centre for Performance and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London (where he is also Professor of Drama), Gordon is an eminently qualified guide for such a study, and his book is likely to remain the standard for such volumes for a generation.
The GBP1,000 award was established by PEN to commemorate playwright Harold Pinter.