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10/10/01
No Man's Land Comes Home
- The Pinter revival continues

HAROLD PINTER's No Man's Land opens at the National Theatre December 6. The institution which first produced Pinter's work welcomes him back to direct John Wood and Corin Redgrave in the roles made famous by Sir John Gielgud and Sir Richardson.

Pinter's The Homecoming closes at the Comedy theatre December 1, and the revival of No Man's Land should ensure no one forgets about the playwright. Certainly the tale of a rich man's relationship with a shabby poet, whose wife he once seduced, is crammed with the lingering pauses, sinister implications and implied violence which have become trademark Pinter ever since The Birthday Party premiered in 1957.

And the seventy year-old playwright has moved with the times. Directing one's own play is all the rage at the National, which has encouraged the likes of Patrick Marber and David Hare to both write and direct. Furthermore, the National's current commitment to showing its work outside London means No Man's Land will tour from February 2002.



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