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Harold Pinter in British curriculum - useful or unnecessary? Hi, I am a student from Germany. Currently I am writing a research paper about Harold Pinters relevance today. One question I am trying to answer is Pinters presence in schools. This part also includes the topis students reactions. I would be really really glad if you could write your opinion about Pinter and the work you read. It would be very good if you could also include your age. Thank you very much in advance:) selma

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Harold Pinter is considered one of the major modern British playwrights.He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Order of the British Empire. He was associated with a group known as "the Angry Young Men" who wrote plays that critiqued the British class system, although his plays are more strongly absurdist and less overtly concerned with class issues than those of the other Angries. His characters tend to be lower or lower middle class, something strongly contrasting with the work of the previous generation such as Coward or Galsworthy. A typical feature of many of his plots is disruption of a stable domestic or other relationship situation by the intrusion of a stranger or outsider. He is important in the curriculum both for his place in the history of specifically British literature and for technical innovations.

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