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Harold Pinter: Art Truth & Politics: The Nobel Lecture 2005

Synopsis
In late 2005 Harold Pinter videotaped a lecture on the occasion of the award to him of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His speech, delivered directly to camera, is a complex reflection on his own writing and an excoriating attack on the foreign policy of a "brutal, ruthless and scornful" United States.

Harold Pinter reflects on the genesis of his plays "The Homecoming" and "Old Times"; on the problems of political theatre; on the tragedy of American actions in Nicaragua; on the invasion of Iraq and on other crimes by the United States in the past half century.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2005
Subjects
Drama; Politics & government
Keywords
drama - contemporary; foreign policy; Nobel Prize winners; Pinter, Harold; United States of America; political issues

Credits

Contributor
Harold Pinter

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
46 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Illuminations

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