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Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008), was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, theatre director, poet, left-wing political activist, cricket enthusiast, and Nobel laureate. He was one of the most influential and imitated of modern British dramatists. Pinter's writing career spanned over 50 years and produced 29 original stage plays, 27 screenplays, many dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays, poetry, one novel, short fiction, essays, speeches, and letters. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He directed almost 50 stage, television, and film productions and acted extensively in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.

Pinter's dramas often involve strong conflicts between ambivalent characters who struggle for verbal and territorial dominance and for their own versions of the past. Stylistically, these works are marked by theatrical pauses and silences, comedic timing, irony, and menace. Thematically ambiguous, they raise complex issues of individual identity oppressed by social forces, language, and vicissitudes of memory. In 1981, Pinter stated that he was not inclined to write plays explicitly about political subjects; yet in the mid 1980s he began writing overtly political plays. This "new direction" in his work and his left-wing political activism stimulated additional critical debate. Pinter, his work, and his politics have been the subject of voluminous critical commentary.

Pinter received over 50 awards, prizes, and other honours, including the Tony Award for Best Play for The Homecoming in 1967, eight BAFTA awards for screenwriting and a BAFTA Fellowship in 1997, the French Légion d'honneur in 2007, and 20 honorary degrees. Festivals and symposia have been devoted to him and his work. In awarding Pinter the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005, the Swedish Academy noted: "Harold Pinter is generally seen as the foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the 20th century. That he occupies a position as a modern classic is illustrated by his name entering the language as an adjective used to describe a particular atmosphere and environment in drama: 'Pinteresque'."

Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in December 2001, Pinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role of Samuel Beckett's one-act monologue, Krapp's Last Tape, for the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October 2006. He died from liver cancer on 24 December 2008. The following week he was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, in North West London.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008), was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, theatre director, poet, left-wing political activist, cricket enthusiast, and Nobel laureate. He was one of the most influential and imitated of modern British dramatists. Pinter's writing career spanned over 50 years and produced 29 original stage plays, 27 screenplays, many dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays, poetry, one novel, short fiction, essays, speeches, and letters. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He directed almost 50 stage, television, and film productions and acted extensively in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.

Pinter's dramas often involve strong conflicts between ambivalent characters who struggle for verbal and territorial dominance and for their own versions of the past. Stylistically, these works are marked by theatrical pauses and silences, comedic timing, irony, and menace. Thematically ambiguous, they raise complex issues of individual identity oppressed by social forces, language, and vicissitudes of memory. In 1981, Pinter stated that he was not inclined to write plays explicitly about political subjects; yet in the mid 1980s he began writing overtly political plays. This "new direction" in his work and his left-wing political activism stimulated additional critical debate. Pinter, his work, and his politics have been the subject of voluminous critical commentary.

Pinter received over 50 awards, prizes, and other honours, including the Tony Award for Best Play for The Homecoming in 1967, eight BAFTA awards for screenwriting and a BAFTA Fellowship in 1997, the French Légion d'honneur in 2007, and 20 honorary degrees. Festivals and symposia have been devoted to him and his work. In awarding Pinter the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005, the Swedish Academy noted: "Harold Pinter is generally seen as the foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the 20th century. That he occupies a position as a modern classic is illustrated by his name entering the language as an adjective used to describe a particular atmosphere and environment in drama: 'Pinteresque'."

Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in December 2001, Pinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role of Samuel Beckett's one-act monologue, Krapp's Last Tape, for the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October 2006. He died from liver cancer on 24 December 2008. The following week he was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, in North West London.

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Informazioni Personali

Conosciuto Per Scrittura

Genere Maschio

Crediti Conosciuti 65

Compleanno 1930-10-10

Giorno della Morte 2008-12-24

Luogo di Nascita Hackney, east London, England

Sito Ufficiale -

Conosciuto anche come

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Scrittura Serie TVFilm

2016 National Theatre Live: No Man's Land Scrittore
2010 Harold Pinter: A Celebration Scrittore
2007 Sleuth - Gli insospettabili Sceneggiatura
2007 Celebration Scrittore
2007 Le gardien Autore
2004 Fastighetsskötaren Autore
2002 The Dwarfs Scrittore
1999 Against the War Scrittore
1995 Landscape Scrittore
1993 The Trial Sceneggiatura
1992 Party Time Sceneggiatura
1991 Old Times Scrittore
1990 Il racconto dell'ancella Sceneggiatura
1990 Cortesie per gli ospiti Sceneggiatura
1989 The Heat of the Day Scrittore
1989 L'amico ritrovato Sceneggiatura
1988 Mountain Language Scrittore
1987 The Birthday Party Scrittore
1987 Basements Scrittore
1985 Turtle Diary Sceneggiatura
1985 One for the Road Scrittore
1984 A Kind of Alaska Scrittore
1983 Tradimenti Scrittore
1983 Landscape Scrittore
1982 The Hothouse Scrittore
1981 La donna del tenente francese Sceneggiatura
1981 The Caretaker Scrittore
1978 No Man's Land Scrittore
1978 Langrishe, Go Down Sceneggiatura
1976 Laurence Olivier Presents (1 episodio)Scrittore
1976 Gli ultimi fuochi Sceneggiatura
1976 The Collection Sceneggiatura
1975 Old Times Scrittore
1975 Arena (133 episodi)Scrittore
1973 The Homecoming Spettacolo teatrale Sceneggiatura
1973 Monologue Scrittore
1971 Messaggero d'amore Sceneggiatura
1968 Festa di compleanno Spettacolo teatrale Sceneggiatura
1967 The Basement Scrittore
1967 A Night Out Scrittore
1967 A Slight Ache Scrittore
1967 L'incidente Sceneggiatura
1966 Quiller memorandum Sceneggiatura
1966 Modesty Blaise. La bellissima che uccide Sceneggiatura
1965 Tea Party Scrittore
1964 Frenesia del piacere Sceneggiatura
1963 Il servo Sceneggiatura
1963 The Caretaker Scrittore
1963 The Lover Scrittore
1960 A Night Out Scrittore

Recitazione

2007 Sleuth - Gli insospettabili come Man on T.V.
2007 Krapp's Last Tape come Krapp
2001 Il sarto di Panama come Uncle Benny
2001 La forza della mente come Mr. Bearing
2000 Catastrofe come The Director
1999 Mansfield Park come Sir Thomas Bertram
1999 Against the War come himself
1997 Mojo come Sam Ross
1996 Breaking the Code come John Smith
1987 The Birthday Party come Nat Goldberg
1985 Turtle Diary come Man in Bookshop
1981 Poets Against the Bomb
1981 The South Bank Show: The French Lieutenant's Woman come Interviewee
1978 Langrishe, Go Down come Barry Shannon
1978 The South Bank Show (1 episodio)
1976 Rogue Male come Saul Abrahams
1973 Monologue
1967 The Basement come Stott
1967 L'incidente come Bell
1964 In Camera come Garcin
1963 Il servo come Society Man
1963 The Caretaker come Man
1956 Tony Awards (1 episodio) come Nominee

Direzione

1995 Landscape Regista
1992 Party Time Regista
1988 Mountain Language Regista
1982 The Hothouse Regista
1978 Die Geburtstagsfeier Regista
1974 Butley Regista

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