can sum up none of my plays. I can describe none of them, except
to say: That is what happened. That is what they said. That is
what they did.'
Harold Pinter on being awarded the German Shakespeare
Prize in Hamburg 1970
You can't easily sum Pinter up in a journalistic
phrase, though many have tried with tags such as 'Master of the
Pause' or 'Comedy of Menace'; but if I had to describe him to
someone totally unfamiliar with his work it would be as an instinctively
radical poet whose chosen medium is drama.'
Michael Billington 1997