Thursday, October 13, 2005

Literature 2005 - Pinter wins Nobel - File Under: I'll drink to that!

Literature 2005

Pinter restored theatre to its basic elements: an enclosed space and unpredictable dialogue, where people are at the mercy of each other and pretence crumbles. With a minimum of plot, drama emerges from the power struggle and hide-and-seek of interlocution. Pinter's drama was first perceived as a variation of absurd theatre, but has later more aptly been characterised as "comedy of menace", a genre where the writer allows us to eavesdrop on the play of domination and submission hidden in the most mundane of conversations. In a typical Pinter play, we meet people defending themselves against intrusion or their own impulses by entrenching themselves in a reduced and controlled existence. Another principal theme is the volatility and elusiveness of the past.

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Powergirl said...

Honey, you will drink to anything.

Kid Ornery said...

well, most anything anyway...
as long as someone else is buying ;)

take care lil' miss talent,