Friday, January 02, 2009

Remembering Harold Pinter (1930-2008): "Art, Truth and Politics"

(One of the the most important speeches of the 21st century, it came at an important time when many were silent about the abuses of the Bush administration. I acted in a small production of The Dumbwaiter)

Democracy Now
Host: Amy Goodman

Harold Pinter (1930-2008) on “Art, Truth and Politics”

Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright, screenwriter, poet, actor and political activist died last week at the age of seventy-eight after a prolonged battle with cancer. In his 2005 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Pinter excoriated US foreign policy. “The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law,” Pinter said. We play an excerpt from his speech.


Harold Pinter (1930-2008); Part 2 of His Nobel Acceptance Speech “Art, Truth and Politics”

Part two of the 2005 Nobel Prize acceptance speech of the acclaimed British playwright, poet, actor, and activist Harold Pinter. He died last week at the age of seventy-eight.


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