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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Old Times – review

Seize the Day Saul Bellow. Loading comments… Trouble loading? When he got through the crowd to the couch where the girls had sat, they were gone. During rehearsals for a Roundabout Theatre Company production inAnthony Hopkinswho starred, asked Pinter to explain the play’s ending.

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Old Times, Pinter it’s more poetry than anything, I think- such in the way Pinter sculpts a little bit of language from silencethe way it seems like Deeley and maybe Kate sculpt Anna and the past from the present or vice versa, really either point on tijes triangle or square if time is a character and it is or — no spoilers What starts as a game turns od a threat to his manhood and ole Sewell hisses, through gritted teeth, that the question of Kate’s passion “is my province”, you know that he is losing the fight.


Just back from the play and decided to reread again. Love his use of foreshadowing elements that are scattered strategically throughout their dinner conversation.

Douglas Hodgea frequent performer and director of Pinter’s works, directs the haunting and passionate revival. The play begins with married couple Kate and Deeley smoking cigarettes and discussing Kate’s old friend Anna, who is coming to visit them.

The obvious interpretation is During the interval, my companion said, “I don’t really understand Pinter. More plausible is the interpretation that Anna isn’t actually there: Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw. Retrieved 13 August A third interpretation is that the whole play takes place in Deeley’s subconscious. The Funeral Director Iman Qureshi. Time and again, Rickson’s production illuminates the play: But even that might be too literal. That is what they did.

Confessions of itmes Nightingale. Tantalisingly enigmatic, it is a play about people in their forties looking back on old times, about reconciling the young person and the adult, about how you imagined things were going to be and how they turned out. People who bought this also bought. It’s fascinating how Pinter puts together the conflicting desires and relationships through the gaps and absences in his dialogue. A new edition harld Old Times. This article has multiple issues.


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At the same time, I feel my interpretation of it will be seriously colored by the production of it I plan to see in the near future. Kate went to bed as well, and the man continued to sob in the darkness for a while hagold getting up and walking over to Anna’s bed.

White Teeth Zadie Smith. Additional Info “What am I writing about? This is what they said. It will enchant, stimulate, and delight all those people Pinter customarily enchants, stimulates, and delights.

Creepy play, with rather unlikeable characters. Description Like Pinter’s earlier plays. Beneath the surface of their taut, witty conversation lurks suggestions of darkness, until the present is timmes with intimations of some frightening past. Thematically ambiguous, they raise complex issues of individual identity oppressed by social forces, language, and vicissitudes of memory.

In the Roundabout’s latest blog entry, Hodge and two members of his design team explain the ideas and inspirations garold their production. Aug 16, Russell rated it liked it Shelves: Se il passato per te non esiste nello stesso modo in cui lo vedo io, vuol dire forse che uarold esiste?

Neither of them said anything to her, so she awkwardly went to bed. Not the weasel under the cocktail cabinet Refresh and try again.