Category Archives: Plays

Pinter’s Memory Plays

A month or two ago, Mark Taylor-Batty (Leeds University) published his new book The Theatre of Harold Pinter. It’s a terrific piece of work that examines the full range of Pinter’s playwriting and does justice to his implacable imagination: chapters … Continue reading

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‘Not I’ – a visionary rumour

[Lisa Dwan, Mouth in Samuel Beckett’s Not I. Photo: Allan Titmuss.] ‘Something is seen, but one doesn’t know what.’ Carl Jung, Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies (1958). — I have a strong memory from childhood of wandering … Continue reading

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‘After this I shall regard Gomorrah as a spa resort’: Edward Bond’s ‘The Sea’

[This piece appears in the programme for the upcoming production of The Sea at the Court House Theatre, as part of the Shaw Festival, Ontario. Details here.] The Sea is a windswept and atmospheric play about the impact on a community of … Continue reading

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