“I’ve written 29 damn plays. Isn’t that enough?”

In memory of Harold Pinter, who passed away on Christmas Eve aged 78, here’s a video of him sticking it to Tony Blair in 2005. Also, McCain pops up!

He had some eloquent rage.

Also, he wrote some plays:

The Homecoming at The Almeida, Islington, in February this year (also saw No Man’s Land in October)


Nobel prize acceptance speech, 2005:

The text

The Guardian’s theatre critic looks at the speech

Pinter acting in Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape

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I like the comma in American headlines, I think England needs it.

2 thoughts on ““I’ve written 29 damn plays. Isn’t that enough?”

  1. And on Christmas Day, Eartha Kitt passed away. From the New York Times 12/25:

    In 1968 she was invited to a White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.” The remark reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Ms. Kitt’s career.


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