Harold Pinter | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Henry Hewes

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Critical Essay by Henry Hewes

SOURCE: “Thought Games,” in Saturday Review, Vol. 53, No. 17, April 25, 1970, p. 16.

In the following review, Hewes finds that Silence and Landscape lack dramatic tension and development.

Ten years ago when British playwright Harold Pinter first came to this country with his wonderful play The Caretaker, he was asked which playwright he most admired. His reply was, “Samuel Beckett. But not so much his plays as his novels.”

Now several impressive plays of his own later, Pinter has departed from Pinteresque (a word he loathes) to attempt a couple of very short works in a style that, although it is not a copy of Beckett, emanates the quality of Beckett's novels.

Called Silence and Landscape, they are currently being presented by the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center in its intimate thrust-stage playhouse, The Forum. This...

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