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The Homecoming

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780802151056
Author(s): Harold Pinter
Format: Paperback
Year: 1994
Publisher: Grove Press
Dimensions: 136 x 209 x 7 (w x l x h)
Pages: 82
Series: Pinter, Harold

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When I was fourteen I happened to meet the celebrated drama critic, Jack Kroll. We were in his New York office at Newsweek when he asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I told him I'd like to write plays, if I could.

"Would you now?" He handed me a Grove Press edition of Pinter: Plays One and said, "You'd better have this then".

In 1995 my first play was put on at the National Theatre

One night, I was knocking around the lighting box just before curtain up, "Anyone in?"

The Deputy Stage Manager, said, "Harold Pinter".

"Yeah, yeah".

"No, really".

A few days later I received a little note from him, congratulating me on the play. I kept the note in my breast pocket for a month.

In May of 1999 we had lunch. Harold wore a black shirt and drank white wine. In fact, we drank a fair amount of white wine together. I'd put it about, via our mutual agent, Judy Daish, that I'd be pretty keen to direct The Caretaker and word came back that Harold would not be averse. So we discussed the play in an adult fashion, director to play-wright. I wondered when someone was going to tap me on the shoulder and wake me from this fantasy.

A month or two later I called Harold to discuss some bit of production business. He came to the phone, full of beans.

"Hallo, Harold. You sound well".

He told me that he was "well" and that he Please click here to ask a question
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