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Harold Pinter at the RSC: Beyond The Homecoming — 3 Comments

  1. Following up on the ‘archival challenges’, note that an extract lasting around 3 minutes of the staging of ‘The Birthday Party’ within the TGR show are recorded in the BBC Sunday Night documentary ‘How to Stop Worrying and Love the Theatre’ broadcast on 20 February 1966. So too is an extract of the Victorian melodrama, Under the Gaslight’, that Michael Kustow refers to above.

    The programme, hosted by René Cutforth, includes interviews with Kustow and Peter Hall, and can be viewed via the BFI Viewing Service. I discuss it in more detail in my book ‘Screening the RSC: A Critical History’, forthcoming from Arden in – I hope – late 2018.

    • Hi John, many thanks for this recommendation! A fantastic resource which I will follow up with directly. All the best for what sounds like a fascinating and timely book – I look forward to reading it when it’s out. CF

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