A Slight Ache

A Play in One Act

Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: Samuel French Limited

ISBN: 9780573022494

Category: Drama

Page: 27

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Flora and Edward invite the match seller into their home. The match seller is silent; faced with this silence, Edward destroys himself while Flora gains strength, until finally Flora turns Edward out with the tray of matches. The midsummer's day which began with Edward having a 'slight ache' ends in his total disintegration.

Contradictory Characters

An Interpretation of the Modern Theatre

Author: Albert Bermel

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810114418

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

View: 9986


Providing an interpretation of the modern theatre, this is a new edition of a classic work of drama criticism.

Pinter's Comic Play

Author: Elin Diamond

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838750681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 9332


Examines the basis of Harold Pinter's tense comedy and how it functions in his plays as well as covering the major drama from The Room to Other Places. Diamond argues that the metaphysical fear and emptiness so characteristic of the Pinter situation are inseparable from his use and abuse of literary and popular comic traditions.

The Pinter Ethic

The Erotic Aesthetic

Author: Penelope Prentice

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815338864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 7741


This text is a comprehensive guide to the plays of one of the world's greatest yet most puzzling contemporary dramatists. The study penetrates the mystery of Harold Pinter's work with insights that locate and disclose the primal power of his drama in his characters' powerplay for dominance.

Pinter's Female Portraits

A Study of the Female Characters in the Plays of Harold Pinter

Author: Elizabeth Sakellaridou

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207474

Category: Drama

Page: 235

View: 1014


The book traces the development of Pinter's female characters both as dramatis personae and as theatrical functionaries. It explores a new exciting aspect of Pinter's work in the domain of character portrayal, and it supplies a kaleidoscopic view of Pinter criticism to date at home and abroad.