The Old Times Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, Old Times study guide contains a biography of Harold Pinter, literature. Old Times (Pinter, Harold) [Harold Pinter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like Pinter’s earlier plays. Pinter deals with bare essentials. Like Pinter’s earlier plays, Old Times deals with bare essentials. There are only three characters: a man named Deeley, his wife Kate, and Anna, a friend of.

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A third interpretation is that the whole play takes place in Deeley’s subconscious.

This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Another interpretation is that Kate and Anna are different personalities of the same person, Kate being the prominent one.

What Does It Mean? Roundabout’s OLD TIMES Designers Discuss Interpreting Harold Pinter

Pinter is the great playwright o I find Pinter interesting and challenging as a playwright. Bestsellers in Plays, Playscripts. Confessions of a Nightingale. I had the same experience with The Homecoming, I found that it was only by both reading the play and seeing the teleplay that I could appreciate it.

Pnter 2 October Jan 04, Glynnis rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 16, Russell rated it liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark William Shakespeare. But the final triumph, if such it is, belongs to Kate, who defies all attempts at occupation and remains resolutely herself. Harold Pinter was born in London in During rehearsals for a Roundabout Theatre Company production inAnthony Hopkinswho starred, asked Pinter to explain the play’s ending.


What Does It Mean? Roundabout’s OLD TIMES Designers Discuss Interpreting Harold Pinter

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Eve BestClive Owen and Kelly Reilly are the three stars currently playing Pinter’s tense and icy power struggle between a married couple and the woman who may have come between them in director Douglas Hodge ‘s Roundabout Theatre Company production. Deeley met “Anna” first, and the friend at the party was one of the many friends Anna had that Kate mentions in the first scene. Or his males are just weirdos.

Festivals and symposia have been devoted to him and his work. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare.

A chilling ‘love’ story that makes you question everything you know about the play, characters, love, and relationships. To view it, click here. I can describe none of them, except to say: In a remote farmhouse, Deeley and Kate await a visitor. She notes how the 70s was a decade where fashion reflected nostalgia and memory from past eras, tumes she dresses the three characters in ways that represent the memory of simpler times.

A masterful and strange work.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Preview — Old Times by Harold Pinter. Nov 18, Azheen Bajalan rated it liked it. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. I’m not sure how much of the action is flashback, how much is fantasy, how much is really occurring. The result, in Ian Rickson ‘s brilliantly pellucid production, is fascinating.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. She has lived the past 20 years in a fictional world where Anna and Deeley love her instead of each other.

Beneath the surface of their taut, witty conversation lurks suggestions of darkness, until the present is overwhelmed with intimations of some frightening past. The Crying of Lot 49 Thomas Pynchon. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Old Times – review

This “new direction” in his work and his left-wing political activism stimulated additional critical narold about Pinter’s politics. Looking for beautiful books? Man, this is a strange play, even by Pinter’s standards. Once he was dead, Kate’s mind took over, imagining him hopelessly in love with her.

I started thinking, why am I trying so hard to get this? Oct 29, J Benedetti rated it liked it. Plays Anton Pavlovich Chekhov.