The Old Times Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, Old Times study guide contains a biography of Harold Pinter, literature. Old Times (Pinter, Harold) [Harold Pinter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like Pinter’s earlier plays. Pinter deals with bare essentials. 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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They sat across the room from each other, and he looked up her skirt. It harld enchant, stimulate, and delight all those people Pinter customarily enchants, stimulates, and delights. How do we come to terms with it? Kate is, in fact, not Deeley’s wife but a representation of the cold, distant mother whom he could woo but never please.

What starts as a game turns into a threat to his manhood and when Sewell hisses, through gritted teeth, that the question of Kate’s passion “is my province”, you know that he is losing the fight. Eve BestClive Owen and Kelly Reilly are the three stars currently playing Pinter’s tense and icy power struggle between timfs married couple and the woman who may have come between them in director Douglas Hodge ‘s Roundabout Theatre Company production.

Click here for the entire article. At the same time, I feel my interpretation of it will be seriously colored by the production of it I plan to see in the near future. The Rince Cycle Terry Pratchett.


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It shows how two actors can take wildly different routes to the same destination and how every line is susceptible to multiple readings. Medea and Other Plays Euripides. Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. This page was last edited on 11 Aprilat Once he was dead, Kate’s mind harld over, imagining him hopelessly in love with her.

Significant Other Joshua Harmon. Says Hodge, “He read the play, fell in love with it, and immediately came back with some music that was all played backwards.

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Jerome BixbyRichard Schenkman. Williams’s Anna is earthy, gossipy, a bit brassy: Deeley, realizing he is indeed the “odd man out”, is reduced to a sobbing little boy, but Kate still won’t comfort him. This article has multiple issues. Kristin Scott Thomas reviews.

During the interval, my companion said, “I don’t really understand Pinter. Trivia About Old Times. Deeley began dating Kate, and Kate found out that Anna was trying to steal him from her, so she killed Anna.

Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer harokd DecemberPinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role in a critically-acclaimed stage production of Samuel Beckett’s one-act monologue Krapp’s Last Tapefor the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October While Kate is piter her bath, Deeley confronts Anna, telling her that he’s met her before.


Pinter, his work, and his politics have been the subject of voluminous critical commentary.

A girl sat beside her and they talked, while Deeley was surrounded by men and lost track of the girls. To ask other readers questions about Old Timesplease sign up. Feb 10, Ren rated it it was ok. A great, enigmatic and funny play. A masterful and strange work. There are only three characters: Loading comments… Trouble loading? Backwards and Forwards David Ball. We might try to find their symbolic motivations, but I think it is unlikely we will find any.

Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett.

There are only three characters — a pihter named Deeley, his wife, Kate, and Anna, a friend of Kate’s whom they have not seen in 20 years.

Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte. Deeley and his wife Kate are visted by Anna, an old friend of Kate’s, who they haven’t seen in over 20 years. There are many parallels with “Betrayal” here but blended with the obliqueness of “No Man’s Land.