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Title: The influence of William Shakespeare on the works of Harold Pinter
Author: Morton, Charles Douglas Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0004 6493 8823
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis examines the influence that William Shakespeare had on the works of Harold Pinter. This breaks down into three chapters: page, stage and screen. The page section examines Pinter’s early writings about Shakespeare (1950-1956) and the ways in which this influence can be seen in Pinter’s later development as a playwright. The stage chapter considers Pinter’s time at the Royal Shakespeare Company (1962-73) and the role that this played in establishing his reputation as a playwright with particular reference to his collaborations with Peter Hall. The screen section analyses the unproduced screenplay for a film of ‘The Tragedy of King Lear’ that was completed in 2000 and places it in the critical context of ‘King Lear’ on film. Through this, I aim to prove the significant and lasting influence that Shakespeare had on the works of Harold Pinter.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PN Literature (General)