Fintan O'Toole (review date 7 October 1999)
SOURCE: O'Toole, Fintan. “Our Own Jacobean.” New York Review of Books 46, no. 15 (7 October 1999): 28-32.
[In the following review, O'Toole discusses the development of Pinter's political commitments as expressed in his plays.]
In early-seventeenth-century England, in the midst of what was supposed to be a golden age, young playwrights sounded a note of harsh discord. Against the myth of Elizabethan glory, they placed increasingly violent images of torture, of the abuse of power, and of...
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