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The New World Order

Harold Pinter

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The New World Order
by Harold Pinter

Des and Lionel stand and discuss what they are going do with the prisoner who sits blindfolded on a chair before them. They taunt the'silent victim with speculatory chit-chat that intimates the torture that is to follow. Lionel breaks down in tears b…

The New World Order

by  Harold Pinter

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Des and Lionel stand and discuss what they are going do with the prisoner who sits blindfolded on a chair before them. They taunt the'silent victim with speculatory chit-chat that intimates the torture that is to follow. Lionel breaks down in tears because he loves his job so much, it makes him feel "so pure". Des replies he is "keeping the world clean for democracy". Contained in the volume Harold Pinter: Plays 4.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A bare stage

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Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was born in London in 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 worked as an actor under the stage name David Baron. Following his s ...

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