A Harold Pinter Chronology by W. Baker

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This new quantity within the Author Chronologies sequence lines the day-by-day actions of the Nobel Prize successful writer and playwright Harold Pinter [1930-2008]. It is established upon released and unpublished fabrics and dialogue along with his shut acquaintances, and is the main specified chronological account of Pinter to seem to this point. As such, it will impression destiny scholarship and feedback, and is a useful reference instrument for all Pinter scholars and scholars.

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January 1 (Thur) 3 (Sat) 6 (Tue) 8 (Thur) 9 (Fri) 10 (Sat) 24 (Sat) 25 (Sun) Bill Friedkin. Morning nets. Afternoon nets. 10:30am Thames TV JL interview. 2:30pm Arts Council meeting. 8:30pm final L and S. Morning nets. Evening L and S open in Hamburg. Morning nets. Initial drafts adaptation of Aidan Higgins’ Langrishe, Go Down (LGD). 28 (Wed) Morning nets. 29 (Thur) Evening John Mortimer’s Come As You Are New Theatre. 31 (Sat) Morning nets. 1970 35 February 2 (Mon) 5 (Thur) 7 (Sat) 8 (Sun) 10 (Tue) 12 (Thur) 14 (Sat) 18 (Wed) 20 (Fri) 21 (Sat) 23 (Mon) 24 (Tue) 25 (Wed) 27 (Fri) 28 (Sat) Works on LGD.

Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Peter Brook, Ald. Plays cricket. JL. Morning JW. Morning Bu rehearsal. Morning Arnold Weissberger, Arnold Goodman: Savoy. July 1 (Thur) 2 (Fri) 4 (Sun) PW. OT. Edward Albee writes thanking HP for copy of OT and for permission to quote HP’s remarks on his play All Over for the dust cover of the published play. 5 (Mon) Oxford. 7 (Wed) Stage version of Bu Oxford Playhouse, MC production, directed by HP. 12–13 (Mon–Tue) Bu dress rehearsals. 14 (Wed) Bu moves to the Criterion Theatre, London.

C film released 20 January 1964 in USA as The Guest, possibly in order to avoid confusion with Hall Bartlett’s The Caretakers, released in 1963. Directed by Clive Donner. Film receives Screenwriters’ Guild Award. HP takes a Hitchcock-like, non-speaking cameo in which he is accosted by the tramp Davies in a brief street scene. February–March Interview (Isis National, 18–20). Applicant (excerpt from Ho), That’s Your Trouble, That’s All, Interview and Dialogue on 3P (BR: G14, W12). February C publicly released.

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