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Harold Pinter's Betrayal

In writng about its current incarnation on Broadway, Liz Smith writes: "His [Rafe Spall's character] final spilling of his early romantic nature brings down the curtain on an explosive note and his speech should be committed, by all great lovers, to memory."

What does she mean by this? What is the character's "early romantic nature?" And what's in the speech?

by Anonymousreply 710/30/2013

Spill, theater lovers.

by Anonymousreply 110/29/2013

Anyone know?

by Anonymousreply 210/30/2013

Try picking up a copy of the play at a drama bookstore.

by Anonymousreply 310/30/2013

It means Liz Smith should really stick to slinging gossip.

by Anonymousreply 410/30/2013

Betrayal is a play that moves back in time. The first scene takes place ten years before the last scene. In the last scene, Jerry (Spall) confesses his love for Emma (Weisz) who is married to Jerry's friend Robert (Craig). Jerry's early romantic love for Emma is an unabashed, uncontrollable force; the only truth for him is that he loves her.

Here's Jeremy Irons and Patricia Hodge in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 510/30/2013

It means Liz Smith is a dyke.

by Anonymousreply 610/30/2013

OP, how about reading the fucking yawn-piece yourself and allowing the rest of us to continue forgetting it.

We're not your mentors, your counselors or your uncited sources. We are assholes who hated you from the word "Harold."

by Anonymousreply 710/30/2013
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