jueves, 22 de enero de 2009

"Regreso al Hogar" (Harold Pinter)

TEATRO: Español (c/ Príncipe,25, Pl.Santa Ana), sala puequeña (antigua cafetería)
DIA: 4 Marzo, miércoles
HORA: 20.30
PRECIO: 12e

11 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

WE HAVE A CONTEST ON THE FILM CLUB!!!

ana otto dijo...

If you are going to Pinter's play and you have a ticket left I would be veeery happy to go with you all since Pinter is just one of my favourites and I felt sooo sad about his recent death that I am eager to pay him a tribute

Carmen dijo...

Ok ana I´ll get you a ticket. How are you doing?

ana otto dijo...

I'm doing fine, thanks! so see you there. Big hug

marta dijo...

Well what can we say about the play? What is it about? The acting in my opinion was terrible. Specially the father was outrageous! The woman bad, Teddy bad, Joey bad, Lenny a bit better, Sam bad and they didn´t succeed in conveying anything, I think most of us were puzzled with the play so the actors and director have not managed to convey the author´s meaning, it was quite slow and boring too, so not the worst we´ve seen but quite a disappointment.

Carmen dijo...

Last night Marta mentioned this term and I wanted to post where it came from:
"Angry Young Men" is a journalistic catchphrase applied to a number of British playwrights and novelists from the mid-1950s, used by British newspapers after the success of the play "Look Back in Anger", to describe young British writers.
Harold Pinter(1930 – 2008), an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, poet, author, political activist, and the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Literature, is considered by many "the most influential and imitated dramatist of his generation.
After publishing poetry as a teenager and acting in school plays, Pinter began his theatrical career in the mid-1950s as a repertory actor using the stage name David Baron. Pinter's writing career spanned over half a century and produced 29 stage plays; 26 screenplays; many dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays; poetry; one novel; short fiction; and essays, speeches, and letters. His best-known works include The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film, and his screenplay adaptations of others' works, such as The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He directed almost 50 stage, television, and film productions. Pinter's dramas often involve strong conflicts among ambivalent characters who struggle for verbal and territorial dominance and for their own versions of the past; stylistically, these works are marked by theatrical pauses and silences, comedic timing, irony, and menace. Thematically ambiguous, they raise complex issues of individual identity oppressed by social forces, language, and vicissitudes of memory.
My opinion of the play is as follows: the acting was not that bad, I liked Ruth, Ana Fernández?? I thought she transmitted the ambivalence that she was suposed to convey between a respectable woman and a whore. I thought the father shouted too much to portray his authority. Lenny was a good cast because he looked the cheapy English scoundrel and Joey was the stupid dumb who is only good at doing the wrong things, incapable of thrift. As to Teddy, who María recognized as having been one of the gentlemen of Verona, plays the outsider, who, linked to his family, as he was yet finds that he doesn´t belong to that group any more, and leaves even though his wife chooses to stay because she has been unable to seathe, cast off, her own memories, her upbringing.
I did find it long but I wonder if that was a metaphor for their tedius, useless lives??
Finally I´m glad we went to see it, I think it was very much worthwhile, not an easy one to see but better than many of our previous ones, at least in this one we perceive that we have not wased an evening or our money!!

María dijo...

Carmen, thank you very much for the information!!
I liked the play despite not understanding it in a whole sense. But it is those plays that I prefer, as they lead you to the reflection. Ana Fernandez did a very good work. The character she performed was very complicated and she managed to give it some sense. What I can´t understand is what her life´s expectations were. Did she like so much to be a whore before getting married than she couldn´t help leaving her new confortable life in America to come back to her dirty previous one? Didn´t she love her children? Was her married life so boring near to a philosopher?
As for the rest of the cast, I liked them, not too much, but I think they were "tolerable". The father was also an interesting character. He was embittered because his late wife had been all her life using his brother´s car indecently with other man (or men), while he was wasting his life working all day. No wonder he was a little bit angry...
Joey was very unpleasant to look at, and also to listen to. Don´t you think?

Carmen dijo...

I completely agree with you. Joey replled me as well, he was vulgar, uneducated, rude and cheap and on top of it all ugly, I´m just thinking he produced in me the same feelimg of disgust as the murderer of that porr teen-ager, Marta

María dijo...

Which murderer?

María dijo...

Oh, of Marta del Castillo, ok. Yes, you are right, both are awful.

lidia 5º C dijo...

I think that H. Pinter means to offer an acid idea about family. For that, his characters lead so offensive and repugnants.
The play didn't like me. Besides, I doubt author's intention was to do a comedy. The acting, was it according with the play? Perhaps, Harold Pintor didn't expect his argument was laughable.
Anyway, I don't usually laugh with this kind of jokes.