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rovik. at the theatre: the birthday party

The absurd has become something of a familiar place recently. I had heard about Pinter’s association with the likes of other famous absurdist thinkers such as Camus and Kafka and was very excited to see The Birthday Party being put on in London. 864 more words


Arsenal Is Top Of The Table According To The PGMOL

Greetings Positives,

Despite repeated claims to the contrary, it is remarkable how football reflects real life. This may be shocking to those who see football as some form of escape from the every-day challenges of our human existence; stuff like work, home, family, politics, economics, you name it. 1,740 more words

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Review – The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter Theatre, 17th February 2018

Do you remember doing your A-levels, gentle reader? If you had the…pleasure…of that experience, you won’t have forgotten it. Staying up half the night cramming in essays on everything left right and centre – well for me it was English, French and German, but that’s not the point. 1,362 more words

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The Birthday Party

I keep breaking my ‘no more Pinter revivals’ rule, lured by the cast and / or creatives, in this case both, though maybe it’s a subconscious desire to one day understand his plays. 244 more words


Fashionable Quote of the Week by Mr. Goldberg

“… you like my dress, Mr. Goldberg?”  and he says, “It’s out on its own.”

Mr. Goldberg, fictional character in Harold Pinter’s play The Birthday Party, first produced in London in 1958. 293 more words


I've Been Watching

First Performances of 2018.  

Another slow start. I have yet to process all the dance from 2017. I saw a lot and wrote a little less. 154 more words

Mixed Repertory Program

The Tailor of Panama (2001)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by John Le Carré Writers/Script 279 more words