Old Times (Pinter, Harold) [Harold Pinter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like Pinter’s earlier plays. Pinter deals with bare essentials. 28 Oct “What does it all mean?” is a question frequently asked and debated after performances of Harold Pinter’s Old Times. Pinter himself once. Like Pinter’s earlier plays, Old Times deals with bare essentials. There are only three characters: a man named Deeley, his wife Kate, and Anna, a friend of.

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A masterful and strange work. He died from timees cancer on 24 December Meanwhile, Scott Thomas’s Kate curls up on the sofa looking as inscrutable as a Siamese cat until she at last puts out a devastating claw. But the final triumph, if such it is, belongs to Kate, who defies all attempts at occupation and remains resolutely herself.

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We might try to find their symbolic motivations, but I think it is unlikely we will find any. For the era, see Old Time. Re-read in preparation to seeing the current production with Clive Owen. When he got through the crowd to the couch where the girls had sat, they were gone. During rehearsals for a Roundabout Theatre Company production inAnthony Hopkinswho starred, asked Pinter to explain the play’s ending. Nov 26, Parastoo rated it really liked it Shelves: Show 25 25 50 All. Neither of them said anything to her, so she awkwardly went to bed.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I think that when I see Old Times this coming March I will get a much better sense of how it moves and what the characters mean, especially by their silences.

I’m really looking forward to seeing it, and hopefully reading more by Pinter. He stared at her for a while, but she ignored him. At one point Deeley reminisces about his previous meeting with Anna, although she claims no recollection: Anna couldn’t see his face because his hand was covering it while he cried.


Old Times began previews on September 17,and opened officially on October 6, Order by newest oldest recommendations. Beginning with his first play, The RoomPinter’s writing career spanned over 50 years and produced 29 original stage plays, 27 screenplays, many dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays, poetry, one novel, short fiction, essays, speeches, and letters.

Although I struggled to envision Old Pihter, I did like the play.

Tantalisingly enigmatic, it is a play about people in their forties looking back on old times, about reconciling the young person and the adult, about how you imagined things were going to tlmes and how they turned out. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

They sat across the room from each other, and he looked up her skirt. Despite its impenetrability, obscure dialogue and occasional pretentiousness, Old Times is also funny and poetic and has real dramatic energy.

If Scott Thomas proceeds by stealth and Williams by frontal assault, both are superb and offer the subtlest variations on single lines. Time and again, Rickson’s production illuminates the play: To view it, click here. More plausible is the interpretation that Anna isn’t actually there: And Hildegard Bechtler’s spare set and Peter Mumford’s autumnal lighting olx that we are looking at both an austerely chic country house and an anteroom to hell in which all three characters end up locked in haarold solitude.

What Does It Mean? Roundabout’s OLD TIMES Designers Discuss Interpreting Harold Pinter

During the interval, my companion said, “I don’t really understand Pinter. After odd years singing, dancing and acting in dinner theatres, summer stocks and the ever-popular audience participation murder mysteries try improvising with audiences after they? The younger Kate comes across as almost autistically shy, and would have been a curious best friend for the outrageously gregarious Anna. Deeley then met Kate at the movies.

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Eve BestClive Owen and Kelly Reilly are the three stars currently playing Pinter’s tense and icy power struggle between a married couple and the woman who may have come between them in director Douglas Hodge ‘s Roundabout Theatre Company production. Anna pretends to have no idea what he’s talking about, and he insists that she was trying to be Kate back then, mimicking her mannerisms and shy smile, but she wasn’t as good at it.

You could argue that the dual casting proves Anna and Kate are two sides of the same person: Retrieved 2 October She has lived the past 20 years in a fictional world where Anna and Deeley love her instead of each other.

He then went to Kate’s bed and lay across her lap, and then he left. Douglas Hodgea frequent performer and director of Pinter’s works, directs the haunting and passionate revival. She told the man that no one slept in the extra bed, and he lay in it, thinking Kate would sleep with him.

Old Times by Harold Pinter

Le domande sono infinite. A new edition for Old Times 3 27 Feb 18, Very well written, but really dark!

It will enchant, stimulate, and delight all those people Pinter customarily enchants, stimulates, and delights. Old Times is a play about memory and desire. Open Preview See a Problem?