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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Pinter, Harold Born 1930. British playwright, screenwriter, and director. His plays, including The Dumbwaiter (1957) and The Birthday Party (1958), create an atmosphere of menace.

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  • n. English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930)

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Examples

  • Umbrellas, by Harold Pinter Umbrellas, the title Pinter's rediscovered sketch Photograph: Steve Black / Rex Features

    The Guardian World News

  • One of my great regrets (particularly as I financed the thing) is that her tour in Pinter's The Caretaker - it was cleverly renamed The Carrretakerrr at my insistence - proved a limited success with the theatre-going public.

    Harold Pinter and Eartha Kitt

  • The struggle here -- and elsewhere in Pinter's plays, or in THE PRISONER -- is in the undercurrents of dominance and submission of antipathic combat, in a gibberish that is unmistakeable as menacing, hectoring, shouting, frothing, spitting, pausing ... anger and disgust.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (3)

  • The fourth man, whom they called Pinter, was a black-haired, raspy-voiced fellow with a quiet, almost somber manner.

    A Hellion in Her Bed

  • As is usually the case in Pinter's world, much of little consequence is discussed and barely disguised emotions flower in the heat of the mundane.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Jason Pinter is running a contest over at THE MAN IN BLACK blog to determine, well, what kind of contest to run to promote his debut thriller, THE MARK (Mira Books, July).

    February 2007

  • Harold Pinter is "the wordsmith who taught culture that dramatic arenas are by definition built out of presumption, questionable faith, and the bottomless mystery of language," writes Michael Atkinson in the Boston Phoenix.

    GreenCine Daily: Fests and events, 5/9.

  • However, when you only have a few minutes and you're phoning it in -- Pinter delivered his speech via videotape due to illness -- you have to let it all out at once.

    December 2005

  • Pinter is a starting point, but things are even more complex than that.

    pinter again

  • Born on October 10, 1930, Pinter is a libra/horse – the measured commander, his Sun in Libra/Moon in Taurus – (same as Steve Reich, F. Scott Fitzgerald and M. Antonioni, charming, cultured, determined, good judgment, and patient.)

    Vitro Nasu » 2005 » October

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