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2008-09-08 15:00:42

By Aurelio Sanchez Journal Staff Writer Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter is a master at taking common familial themes like power, love, hate and jealousy, and then metaphorically extending them to entire countries. Take, for example, the love-hate relationship between Great Britain and America: England the reluctant progenitor and America the ungrateful progeny; England's class-structured snobbery versus America's mythical self-determination; England's post-traumatic...

2008-08-12 12:01:05

Stage and screen actor Terence Rigby has died at 71, his spokesman said yesterday. Rigby died at his London home last night. He had been suffering from lung cancer. The star's film credits included Mona Lisa Smile in 2003, Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The Dogs of War (1980), Get Carter (1971), and Scandal in 1989. On TV, Rigby was best known for his role as PC Snow in the TV series from the 1960s and 1970s, Softly, Softly: Task Force. More recently, he appeared on the small...

2005-12-07 13:00:01

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ailing British playwright Harold Pinter used his Nobel prize lecture on Wednesday to deliver a fierce attack on U.S. foreign policy and urge the unflinching pursuit of truth to restore "the dignity of man." Forbidden by doctors from going to Stockholm to receive the 10 million crown ($1.28 million) literature prize, 75-year-old Pinter, who has been battling cancer for years, sent a video recording showing him in a wheelchair with his legs under...


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