Harold Pinter | Critical Essay by Ewald Mengel

This literature criticism consists of approximately 29 pages of analysis & critique of Harold Pinter.
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SOURCE: “‘Yes! In the Sea of Life Enisled’: Harold Pinter's Other Places,” in Harold Pinter: A Casebook, edited by Lois Gordon, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1990, pp. 161-88.

In the following essay, Mengel examines the themes of isolation and loneliness in A Kind of Alaska, Victoria Station and Family Voices.

Harold Pinter's Other Places opened at the National Theatre on 14 October 1982 in London, under the direction of Peter Hall.1 Other Places is a trilogy that combines three short plays of a different character: A Kind of Alaska dramatises the awakening of a patient after twenty-nine years of comatose or trance-like sleep; in Victoria Station, the controller of a radio-taxi station tries in vain to persuade one of his drivers to pick up a customer; in Family Voices, a son, a mother and a father express their feelings after the son has...

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