The New World Order
Pinter, Harold (English playwright, director, novelist, poet, anthologist, screen playwright, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature 2005, b. Hackney, London, England, October 10, 1930-____),
“The New World Order,” a 10-minute sketch in English, set in _____, 1991,
© 1991 by Harold Pinter;
• in Harold Pinter’s Party Time; and, The New World Order: Two Plays, 1st edition (New York: Grove Press, 1993), ISBN 0802133525;
• also, in Harold Pinter’s The New World Order, ISBN 0-8222-1449-0, DPS 3368, manuscript;
• also, in Harold Pinter’s Complete Works, with an introduction, vol. 1-4, 1st Evergreen edition (New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990), ISBN 0802150969 (v. 1), ISBN 0802132375 (v. 2), ISBN 0802150497 (v. 3), ISBN 0802150500 (v. 4), LCCN 90013933;
• script in manuscript/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com, DPS 3368.
• Cited by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail email@example.com, March 20, 1997; the citation says,
Des (m), __, captor; Lionel (m), __, captor; Blindfolded Man (m), __, captive.
Behind a man gagged and bound in a chair, two Americans discuss suavely without specifics what they are going to do to him.
• Premiered on stage at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, July 19, 1991.
• First published in Granta, no. 37, Autumn, 1991.
• “The insinuations and threats about what will become of—and what will be done to—this third man, represent the forces in today’s world which stifle freedom in its many forms. The fear and uncertainty conveyed by this short piece powerfully reminds us that the evils of the world will always try to conquer us if we don’t heed the warnings. [S]trong indictment of today’s world in a manner both straightforward and subtle.”—Dramatists Play Service Catalog 1994-1995 (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1994, p. 261
• Research should include Harold Pinter - Bio-bibliography, http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2005/pinter-bibl.html, accessed August 2, 2006.
• Photograph of Harold Pinter from http://www.dieneueepoche.com/articles/2005/10/13/5687.html, accessed August 2, 2006.
blindfold, captivity, dominance, freedom, government, insinuation, political protest, threat, totalitarianism.