(Ben Brantley's review appeared in The New York Times, 1/6; the above video is from the Sydney production, without subtitles.)

For while “Being Harold Pinter” would seem to confirm the worst conjectures of its subject’s late-career, expressly political dramas — all parables of state-sanctioned crimes against humanity — it is also a testament to the power of a single playwright to inspire, illuminate and give articulate voice to powerlessness. Created by a troupe for which performance is an act of potentially imprisonable defiance, and whose members’ arrival in New York remained uncertain until this week because of recent conflicts with the Belarus state police, “Being Harold Pinter” is truly passionate, truly political theater.

via theater.nytimes.com

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