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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date May 1, 1979
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802130808
ISBN-10 0802130801
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
Two years after their affair has ended, Emma and Jerry--her husband's best friend--meet and reflect on their illicit relationship
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“One of the most essential artists produced by the twentieth century. Pinter’s work gets under our skin more than that of any living playwright.” —New York Times

Upon its premiere at the National Theatre, Betrayal was immediately recognized as a masterpiece. It won the Olivier Award for best new play, and has since been performed all around the world and made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, and Patricia Hodge. Betrayal begins with a meeting between adulterous lovers, Emma and Jerry, two years after their affair has ended. During the nine scenes of the play, we move back in time through the stages of their affair, ending in the house of Emma and her husband Robert, Jerry’s best friend.

“[Betrayal] deals with the shifting balance of power in triangular relationships, and with the pain of loss. . . . Pinter probes the corrosive nature of betrayal . . . a world where pain and loss are explored with poetic precision.” —Guardian

“Betrayal is an exquisite play, brilliantly simple in form and courageous in its search for a poetry that turns banality into a melancholy beauty.” —Newsweek

“There is hardly a line into which desire, pain, alarm, sorrow, rage or some


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from Dramatist''s Play Service (January 1, 1980)
9780822201090 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $9.00
About: Betrayal is Pinter's latest full-length play since the enormous success of No Man's Land.
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from Grove Pr (May 1, 1979)
9780802130808 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Two years after their affair has ended, Emma and Jerry--her husband's best friend--meet and reflect on their illicit relationship

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