Harold Pinter, Sadly, Has Been Summoned

Harold Pinter opened the vision of English drama to me in a way even the “classics” could not. As “kitchen sink” as Osborne and Wesker were, Pinter and, to a lesser degree John Arden, took the reader or viewer into a land of distorted and highlighted reality.

Harold Pinter died on Christmas night of a cancer against which he fought for several years.

The story via the BBC is here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7799708.stm

The loss is as terrible as it was inevitable.

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