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Pause.Posted by dirty puppy on December 26, 2008 at 11:54 am
Harold Pinter passed away Christmas Eve at the age of 78... he outlived his obituary writer by one day. Seconded only to Beckett in terms of serious playwrights, we lost a good one this time.
For those thinking "Who the heck is Harold Pinter?" I suggest you begin with Betrayal, a mid-period piece of his, a relatively straightforward romantic drama with a simple, ingenious twist -- it is told backwards. For my illiterate readers, there is an excellent film adaptation starring Ben Kingsley and Jeremy Irons. Another good place to start is his electrifying anti-torture one-act One for the Road. Or, you could watch him explain himself -- in his own kind of way -- in his Nobel speech.
Eartha Kitt also passed, an excellent cat woman.