By Harold Pinter
Upon its most excellent on the nationwide Theatre, Betrayal was once instantly famous as a masterpiece. It received the Olivier Award for top new play, and has on account that been played all over the global and made into an Academy Award-nominated movie starring Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, and Patricia Hodge. Betrayal starts off with a gathering among adulterous fanatics, Emma and Jerry, years after their affair has ended. throughout the 9 scenes of the play, we circulation again in time in the course of the phases in their affair, finishing in the home of Emma and her husband Robert, Jerry’s top friend.
[Betrayal] offers with the transferring stability of strength in triangular relationships, and with the ache of loss. . . . Pinter probes the corrosive nature of betrayal . . . an international the place soreness and loss are explored with poetic precision.” Guardian
Betrayal is a good looking play, brilliantly basic in shape and brave in its look for a poetry that turns banality right into a depression beauty.” Newsweek
There is not often a line into which hope, discomfort, alarm, sorrow, rage or a few form of combination of emotions has no longer been compressed, like risky fuel in a cylinder much less reliable than it seems to be . . . The play's topic isn't really intercourse, no longer even adultery, however the politics of betrayal and the wear and tear it inflicts on all involved.” Times (UK)
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