Pinter, (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel
Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of
the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more
than 50 years. Pinter's career as a playwright began with a production of The Room in 1957.
His second play, The Birthday
Party, closed after eight performances, but was enthusiastically
reviewed by critic Harold Hobson. His
early works were described by critics as "comedy of menace".
Later plays such as No Man's
Land (1975) and Betrayal (1978)
became known as "memory plays". He appeared as an actor in productions of his
own work on radio and film. He also undertook a number of roles in works by
other writers. He directed nearly 50 productions for stage, theater and screen.
Pinter received over 50 awards, prizes, and other honors, including the Nobel Prize in
Literature in 2005 and the French Légion
d'honneur in 2007.
In this SDG, we will discuss, dissect and analyze 18 of his plays
discussing their root and symbolism.