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Critical Essay by Roger Copeland

SOURCE: Copeland, Roger. “A Room of His Own.” American Theatre 18, no. 8 (October 2001): 23-6, 130-33.

In the following essay, Copeland asserts that the time has come for a major reevaluation of Pinter's career and of his legacy to British theater.

The essential ingredients rarely change: A room, a safe enclosed space of some sort. Characters who feel not only secure, but “at home” in that space. An unexpected visitor whose very presence evokes a sense of dread, of inexplicable threat—a fear that seems at first, unfounded, even paranoid. Then … almost imperceptibly, an “invasion” begins; and the boundaries between inside/outside, familiar/unfamiliar, safe/unsafe, self/other begin to blur.

Eventually, territory changes hands and roles are reversed. The battlefield may be domestic, but the tactical maneuvers are...

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