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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Artist and Citizen: 50 years of Performing Pinter

Artist and Citizen: 50 years of Performing Pinter - In May 1957, on a budget of "four and sixpence", Harold Pinter's first play, The Room, was staged by his friend Henry Woolf in a converted squash court at the University of Bristol. 49 years later, and Harold Pinter has accrued numerous accolades: The Shakespeare Prize, the European Prize for Literature, the Pirandello Prize, the David Cohen British Literature Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award, the Moliere D'Honneur for lifetime achievement, the Wilfred Owen award for War poetry, The Franz Kafka award and, most recently, The European Theatre Prize. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature, and, of course, in 2005 he was given the Nobel Prize for literature - 12-15 April 2007 - Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds

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