- Harold Pinter - wins 2005 Nobel Prize in literature
October 23rd, 2005
The Dumb Waiter
On October 13th,
Harold Pinter, British playwright, won the 2005 Nobel Prize in
literature. The Swedish Academy who decides the winner said he was
an author "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday
prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms".
When Pinter found out Thursday
morning he told reporters that he was speechless.
Some of the works that the
Swedish Academy said made him the winner was for the works “The Dumb
Waiter” (1957) , and “The Caretaker” (1960).
Pinter has announced he would focus on political writings back in March of 2005. In 2003, Pinter has published a collection of
anti-war poetry about Iraq. His later plays were not as well
received as his early works due to the political themes. He has also
publicly called for Blair to be impeached.
Harold Pinter was born in 1930
and is now 75 years old. Pinter started out his career as an actor
working in repertory theatre. He acted in all mediums, including
stage, film, radio and television. In 1957, he had his first
produced theatrical playwright production called “The Room”. He has
written movie screenplays “The French Lieutenant's Woman," "The
Accident," "The Servant" and "The Go-Between".
Amazon.com has used copies
available of "The Dumb Waiter" and also has DVD movie of "The
Servant", which received a 5 star rating from customer reviews.
Pinter is the tenth playwright
to win the Nobel Prize in literature since its first award in 1901.
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