Tag Archives: Harold Pinter

THEATRE REVIEW: Harold Pinter’s ‘Moonlight’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The late Harold Pinter’s last play, “Moonlight”, revived for the first time in 18 years at the Donmar Warehouse, deals in disaffection and alienation, and it is difficult to warm up to. Director Bijan Sheibani … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Jonathan Pryce in ‘The Caretaker’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Harold Pinter’s masterpiece “The Caretaker” mirrors life in that it’s not entirely clear what’s going on but the joy, pain and despair are real. Not that there’s much joy in the late Nobel Prize-winning playwright’s … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Pinter’s ‘The Lover’ and ‘The Collection’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter has long been fascinated by the tension that exists between two men who love the same woman. It got out of hand in the recent film version of Kenneth Branagh’s … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Michael Caine, Jude Law in ‘Sleuth’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – Kenneth Branagh’s new version of the crime caper “Sleuth” looks smashing and it features several great lines by screenwriter Harold Pinter. But despite top-flight acting from Michael Caine and Jude Law, it loses its grip … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Simon Gray’s ‘The Old Masters’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Few things are more entertaining on stage or screen than watching two heavyweight actors match wits playing characters whose expertise is sublime duplicity. Peter Bowles and Edward Fox (pictured) go head to head in Simon … Continue reading

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