Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008) was a British playwright, director, actor and political activist. He received The Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005.

Harold Pinter is among the most influential English-language post-war playwrights.


(Objekt ID 4221)
Object type Person
Born October 10, 1930 (dead December 24, 2008)
Functions Director, Actor, Dramatist/Playwright
Nationality British
Gender Male

Harold Pinter wrote some thirty plays and twenty movie scripts. Among the best known are The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), Old Times (1971) and Betrayal(1978).

Several of the plays have been adapted for movies by the writer, who has also adapted novels by other writers into scripts for movies and TV. In addition he directed plays, written by others and of his own production.

Pinter's drama is often about communication or lack of communication in relationships between humans, often with themes circling conflicts between memory/forgetfulness, truth/lies, loyalty/betrayal, threat/security, eloquence/silence and power/impotence. The conflicts in the plays often take place between men and women.


Norwegian Wikipedia, http://no.wikipedia.org, 26.10.2010, http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Pinter