Essays Tagged: "Pinter"

A discussion of Theatre of the Absurd in relation to "Waiting For Godot", "The Bald Prima Donna" and "The Dumb Waiter".

xistentialism."Waiting for Godot" along with "Bald Prima Donna" by Ionesco and "The Dumb Waiter" by Pinter, can be used to prove the Absurd playwrights point and what they mean.In "Waiting for Godot" ... t should be. It is actually "meaningless" and "pointless" to live.Another absurd play, this time by Pinter, is "The Dumb Waiter" (DW). In DW, we see two men in a "basement room" which we later find ou ...

(4 pages) 56 0 3.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

"The Dumb Waiter" as an Example of the Combination of the Absurdist and Naturalistic Traditions of Theatre.

OutlinePinter is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing post-war playwrights. His works are imbued with ten ... Waiter, are indeed a meeting of the Naturalist and Absurdist traditions of drama, combining to form Pinter's own 'Comedy of Menace'. His plays are often tightly controlled, set in single room with few ... nal force that the characters perceive as having an illogical approach to the meting out of justice.Pinter said that 'I feel a sense of music continually in my writing' and his dialogue often has rhyt ...

(10 pages) 50 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

'Silence is pouring into this play like water into a sinking ship' (Samuel Beckett on Waiting for Godot). Discuss 'silence' and sub-texts in modern drama

d in Chekhov, but is evident even in the unnaturalistic plays of Beckett, and is later developed by Pinter. The depth of language permeates both generations of theatre. Their use of sub-text infiltrat ... and Beckett's characters continue to hope unrealistically, "for a better world just over the hill"'Pinter's drama is another world where words hide truths. He is sympathetic to the notion that " peop ...

(6 pages) 13 0 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

‘What can be meant by living in the dark’: The Construction of Self-hood, Fantasy and Desire in Harold Pinter’s Night, Landscape and Silence

at can be meant by living in the dark': The Construction of Self-hood, Fantasy and Desire in Harold Pinter's Night, Landscape and Silence This dissertation will examine Harold Pinter's plays, Night, S ... d woman construct a version of their past that support their present needs for self-identification. Pinter depicts characters in Silence and Landscape, who are alienated, constructing memories for com ...

(34 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts