Two Playwrights and Ten Years: A Study of the Plays of John Arden and Harold Pinter
Flashenberg, Liesel Ann
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This paper is concerned with two of the new playwrights which have sparked England's theatrical revolution. John Arden and Harold Pinter are two of the best known names of the new generation of dramatists. While they both have been lumped together under the term 'new wave' along with most of their contemporaries, Arden and Pinter are originals, each with his own style, and distinctively different from the other. They draw on various sources and, in turn, have themselves acted as influences. Of all the British playwrights to emerge in the past ten years, John Arden and Harold Pinter are generally acknowledged to be the two that will continue to grow and to endure. This writer tends to agree.