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Betrayal

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1f, 3m

Betrayal
by Harold Pinter

First presented at the National Theatre in 1978, Harold Pinter's acclaimed play centres on an affair and its revelation, portrayed in reverse chronological order.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior
Accolades
Accolades
  • 1979 Olivier Award for Best New Play
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Summary
Jerry is a literary agent; Emma runs an art gallery; Robert is a publisher. Emma and Robert are married and Jerry is Robert's best friend, but Emma and Jerry have had a seven-year affair. The play opens with Emma and Jerry meeting for lunch in 1977, two years after the affair has fin'shed and by a brilliant device the relationship of the three is traced backwards nine years to the evening when it all began.
Keywords
M2 (40s)
F1(30s)
Extra 1M
  • Time Period 1970s
  • Setting Various simple settings
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Alcohol
    • Mild Adult Themes

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Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter (1930-2008) was born in London on October 10, 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 until his death on Christmas Eve 2008. (They were married in 1980).

After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Central School of Speech and Drama, he worke ...

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