Harold Pinter | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Kate Kellaway

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Harold Pinter.
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Critical Review by Kate Kellaway

SOURCE: Kellaway, Kate. “Harold's Hat Trick.” New Statesman 127, no. 4386 (22 May 1998): 50-1.

In the following review, Kellaway offers praise for Pinter's plays A Kind of Alaska, The Collection, and The Lover.

The three short plays by Harold Pinter now at the Donmar all lead to the same question: how do we know what our lives contain, and how can we trust the contents? In A Kind of Alaska, a 1982 piece inspired by Oliver Sacks' Awakenings, a woman who has been dead to the world for 29 years wakes to find herself middle aged. She still thinks like a child, recalling balloons, a favourite dog, blue lilac wallpaper, her father's diversions, her mother's kisses. But her mother is now dead, her father elsewhere, and the sister she always hated is waiting to see...

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