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Harold Pinter

Definition of the noun harold pinter

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noun

  1. English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930)

Person

Who is Harold Pinter?

Harold Pinter, CH, CBE was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party, The Homecoming, and Betrayal, each of which he adapted for the screen. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant, The Go-Between, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Trial, and Sleuth. He also directed or acted in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.

  • also known as Sir Harold Pinter; David Baron; Harold Pinter, CH, CBE
  • born on (85 years ago) in Metropolitan Borough of Hackney, child of Frances Pinter and Jack Pinter
  • ethnicity: Jewish people, Ashkenazi Jews
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • religion: Judaism, Catholicism, Atheism
  • education:
  • profession: Playwright, author, poet, screenwriter, actor, theatre director, social activist, writer, political activist, film director
  • spouses:
    • Marriage with Antonia Fraser between and (28 years)
    • Marriage with Vivien Merchant between and (23 years)
  • parent of Daniel Brand Pinter
  • died on (7 years ago) in London of cancer
  • buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
  • written works: "Los Enanos\/ the Midgets", "La Fiesta De Cumpleanos, La Habitacion, Un Leve Dolor, El Blanco Y Negro, El Examen", "A Kind of Alaska", "Party time ; and, The new world order", "Ten Early Poems", "Plays", "The Dwarfs", "The Essential Pinter", "Old Times", "Plays two", "Three plays", "The Birthday Party & The Room", "Plays four", "Room and the Dumb Waiter", "La lune se couche", "Death etc.", "Plays one", "Conversations with Pinter", "Collected poems and prose", "Various voices", "Celebration and the Room", "Collected screenplays three", "Ashes to Ashes", "No Man's Land", "Tea Party", "Mountain Language", "Moonlight", "The Dumb Waiter", "Betrayal", "One for the Road", "The Lover", "The Homecoming", "The Room", "Landscape", "The Birthday Party", "Family Voices", "The Collection", "The Caretaker", "Applicant", "The Hothouse", "A Night Out", "Night", "Victoria Station", "Celebration", "Poem and Prose, 1949-1977", "The remains of the day", "I know the place", "The Disappeared and Other Poems", "The lover. Tea party. The basement", "Mondlicht. Und andere Stücke"
  • filmography:
  • films written:
  • film directed: Butley
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay - "The Servant"
      • nominated to British Academy Television Craft Award for Writer - "The Pumpkin Eater"
      • British Academy Television Craft Award for Writer - "The Pumpkin Eater"
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay - "The Pumpkin Eater"
      • BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay - "The Pumpkin Eater"
      • nominated to British Academy Television Craft Award for Writer - "The Tea Party"
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay - "The Quiller Memorandum"
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Play - "The Homecoming", with Alexander H. Cohen
      • nominated to Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay - "The Quiller Memorandum"
      • Tony Award for Best Play - "The Homecoming", with Alexander H. Cohen
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay - "Accident"
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "The Man in the Glass Booth"
      • Shakespeare Prize
      • nominated to Neustadt International Prize for Literature
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay - "The Go-Between"
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Play - "Old Times", with Roger L. Stevens
      • BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay - "The Go-Between"
      • nominated to National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay - "The Last Tycoon"
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (Foreign) - "No Man's Land"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play - "Betrayal" (Play of the Year)
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play - "Betrayal" (Play of the Year)
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director - "Quartermaine's Terms"
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
      • nominated to David di Donatello for Best Foreign Screenplay - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
      • David di Donatello for Best Foreign Screenplay - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay - "Betrayal"
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Adapted - "Betrayal"
      • Society of London Theatre Special Award
      • nominated to BAFTA Fellowship
      • BAFTA Fellowship
      • Nobel Prize in Literature ("who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms")
      • Franz Kafka Prize
  • official website: www.haroldpinter.org

Writings

  1. "Harold Pinter" is a book by Bernard Frank Dukore.
    • also known as "Harold Pinter (Grove Press Modern Dramatists)", "Harold Pinter (Modern Dramatists)"
  2. "Harold Pinter" is a book by Walter Kerr.
  3. "Harold Pinter" is a book by Martin Esslin.
  4. "Harold Pinter" is a book by Michael Billington.
  5. "Harold Pinter" is a book by William Baker.
    • also known as "Harold Pinter: a bibliographical history"

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Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

Harold Pinter«s literary style inspired the adjective ®Pinteresque ̄ to describe terse dialogue laden with pauses. ¦ Ray Puxley, Cockney Rabbit, 1992 Harold ...

Google previewBiteback Dictionary of Humorous Sporting Quotations (2013)

by Fred Metcalf

Harold Pinter, playwright You canhavesex either before cricket or after cricket– the fundamental fact is that cricketmustbe thereat thecentreof things. Harold Pinter, Pinter on Pinter, 1980 Oh God, if there be cricket in heaven, letthere alsoberain.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory (1993)

Approaches, Scholars, Terms by Irene Rima Makaryk

growth of amateur theatre groups, the in- stitutionalization of the study of theatre arts in programs at colleges and universities, and the radical reconsideration of the art of theatre by influential playwrights from Henrik Ibsen to Harold Pinter.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Cinema (2013)

by Alan Burton, Steve Chibnall

Losey's most celebrated partnership with a writer belonged to the successful and controversial English dramatist Harold Pinter, who contributed three key adaptations: crafting a disturbing screenplay interrogating class, control, and moral ...

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