Download Best Betrayal (Pinter Plays) (English Edition) By Harold Pinter –

Betrayal is a new departure and a bold onePinter has found a way of making memory active and dramatic, giving an audience the experience of the mind s accelerating momentum as it pieces together the past with a combination of curiosity and regret He shows man betrayed not only by man, but by time a recurring theme which has found its proper scenic correlativePinter captures the psyche s sly manoeuvres for self respect with a sardonic forgivenessa master craftsman honouring his talent by setting it new, difficult tasks New Society There is hardly a line into which desire, pain, alarm, sorrow, rage or some kind of blend of feelings has not been compressed, like volatile gas in a cylinder less stable than it looksPinter s narrative method takes what s next out of the spectator s and replaces it with the rather deeper how and why Why did love pass How did these people cope with the lies, the evasions, the sudden dangers, panic and the contradictory feelings behind their own deftly engineered masks The play s subject is not sex, not even adultery, but the politics of betrayal and the damage it inflicts on all involved The TimesFirst staged at the National Theatre in , Betrayal was revived at the Almeida Theatre, London, inTwenty years after its first showing, it returned to the National in