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Blue plaque for Pinter’s birth place

Lady Antonia Fraser Pinter unveiled a plaque, sponsored by Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG), on Saturday September 22, marking the house in Thistlewaite Road, Clapton, where Harold Pinter, her husband, was born and grew up. Among those who turned … Continue reading

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Lucien Freud portrait of Pinter to be exhibited

A major new exhibition of Lucien Freud’s drawings and watercolours is to open at the Blain Southern Gallery, London, from February 17 to April 5. Included in this exhibition is an uncompleted portrait of Harold Pinter from 2007. Curator William Feaver … Continue reading

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‘Lost’ Pinter sketch discovered after 50 years

A long-forgotten sketch written by Harold Pinter has been unearthed amongst papers at the British Library. Entitled ‘ Umbrellas’, the sketch was performed once only at the Nottingham Playhouse in 1960 during an evening of revue sketches by various authors. … Continue reading

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‘Being Harold Pinter’ performed in US

The Belarus Free Theatre have presented their ‘Being Harold Pinter’ in New York and are currently performing in Chicago. The play, which fuses a number of Pinter’s texts and devised material based on the troupe’s experiences of the regime in … Continue reading

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The Royal Court Theatre announces the Harold Pinter award

new bursary for playwrights announced Continue reading

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Antonia Fraser given damehood in New Year honours list

Lady Antonia becomes Dame Antonia Continue reading

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Harry Burton’s ‘Working with Pinter’ now on DVD

Harry Burton’s fabulous 2007 film, Working with Pinter, is now available on DVD in the UK. The film captures Pinter’s collaborative spirit and offers a remarkable insight into his writing. Participating in a masterclass in 2005, the playwright contributes to the … Continue reading

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Jude Law, Ian McKellen and Sam West take to the stage in support of Belarus Free Theatre

The Belarus Free Theatre, whose Being Harold Pinter debuted in 2007, are being presented by Index on Censorship at the Young Vic in London. The group will perform the UK premiere of Discover Love on 5 December with guest appearances by … Continue reading

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British Library acquires Harold Pinter honours

Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize medal and the bronze mask of the BAFTA fellowship are among more than 50 awards belonging to the late playwright that have been acquired by the British Library. The national library acquired Pinter’s archive in 2007, … Continue reading

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Pinter Abroad: Other Stages, Other Rooms – 2011 Conference in Slovenia

The Department of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia has announced an international conference to be held from the 22rd to 24th September 2011: Pinter Abroad: Other Stages, Other Rooms, Keynote speakers are confirmed … Continue reading

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