Pinter Society Events

MLA 2012

The Pinter Society will host two sessions at the 2012 MLA convention (Seattle, 5-8 January)

44. Pinter’s Voice

Thursday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 303, WSCC

Program arranged by the Harold Pinter Society

Presiding: Judith A. Roof, Rice Univ.

1. “Ruth: Harold Pinter’s Voice of Postmodernist Politics,” Saumya Rajan, Univ. of Allahabad

2. “What Dyou Mean? The Cockney Voice in Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter,” William Crooke, East Tennessee State Univ.

3. “Pinter’s Voices,” Susan Hollis Merritt, Pinter Review

567. Pinter in Seattle: A Creative Conversation with Frank Corrado and Harry Burton

Saturday, 7 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 608, WSCC (This session is open to the public)

Program arranged by the Harold Pinter Society

Presiding: Susan Hollis Merritt, The Pinter Review

Speakers: Harry Burton, Guildford School of Acting; Frank Corrado, ACT: A Contemporary Theatre

Session Description:

Frank Corrado is an actor and the founding curator of Pinter Fortnightly, a series of readings of plays by the Nobel laureate Harold Pinter produced atSeattle’s ACT: A Contemporary Theatre. Harry Burton is a London-based actor and director and was Pinter’s longtime associate and friend, chosen by Pinter to edit his letters. They will explore and illustrate the challenges of performing Pinter’s plays on stage, referring to actors’ workshops documented in Burton’s film Working with Pinter.