By W. Baker

This new quantity within the Author Chronologies sequence lines the day-by-day actions of the Nobel Prize profitable writer and playwright Harold Pinter [1930-2008]. It is established upon released and unpublished fabrics and dialogue along with his shut pals, and is the main distinctive chronological account of Pinter to seem thus far. As such, it will impression destiny scholarship and feedback, and is a useful reference instrument for all Pinter scholars and scholars.

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England v West Indies test match at Lord’s with on Friday HW, on Saturday MG. (Short talk) ‘What Makes a Dramatist’ BBC (BR: J26). A ‘Georgina Baird’ Corby, Northants writes telling HP that she had a ‘frontal leuchtong operation’ as a child. This has ‘taken the love out of my heart ... life is to be passed as a vegetable’. ’ Her letter is ‘a desperate effort to make use of a wasted life’ (HPA). Possibly this became the creative impulse for A Kind of Alaska (AKA). Attends son’s school sports activities.

BP opens in Paris. 5:30pm Bakewells. 6:30pm a special tribute to JL. Hove. Sends flowers to Mary Ure (actress, RS’s wife). Evening JLs. Evening HW. JW for tea. 28 A Harold Pinter Chronology 27 (Wed) Sees Strindberg’s Dance of Death. 30 (Sat) Hove. 1968 Directs Man in the Glass Booth, St Martin’s Theatre. ‘The Islands of Aran Seen from the Moher Cliffs’ broadsheet. In ‘The Actor’, a CBS television special. ), The Edge of the Chair. ‘Kullus’ (Poems, 22–4). New Poems 1967, edited with John Fuller and Peter Redgrove, Hutchinson.

11:30pm S. Morning squash RH. Afternoon JW. 1:15pm lunch Barry Foster. 6pm AB. Morning Elstree with RH. Dinner VM: Tiberio. Norfolk, filming. Plays cricket. Final Flint night. Paris. SB, BB. London. August 2 (Sun) 2pm S on the radio. 3–7 (Mon–Fri) TP auditions. 7 (Fri) Evening parents. 38 A Harold Pinter Chronology 8 (Sat) 10 (Mon) 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 24 25 26 31 (Tue) (Wed) (Thur) (Fri) (Sun) (Mon) (Tue) (Mon) (Tue) (Wed) (Mon) Morning Timothy West, actor. Evening James Hammerstein discusses Hammerstein’s direction of stage production of TP and TB Duchess Theatre.

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