The Homecoming Essay

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Browne is a noted drama authority. In this essay he discusses the power of Pinter's language as action and weapon.

Harold Pinter has stated unequivocally many times that "I do not write theses: I Write plays." He says that his personal judgments are reserved for the "shape and validity" of his work. He is concerned with expressing his vision in a way that communicates directly to the audience. Audiences in 1965 (and to a large degree even today) were used to realism with its specific biographical facts, implicit or explicit judgments on characters and situations, summary speeches, and neatly wrapped denouement. The audience may then agree or disagree with the author's view or conclusions, but at least the author's stance was clearly delineated. That is not so with Pinter, and this is profoundly disturbing to many critics and viewers. Pinter banishes the notion of the omniscient, moral author and...

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