Thursday, October 13, 2005

Pinter Wins the Nobel Prize

From the New York Times:

British playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2005 on Thursday.

Pinter “uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression’s closed rooms,” said the Swedish Academy’s citation for the 10 million crown prize.

Oh. [Pause] Well. [Pause] My. [Long pause] Isn’t that…fascinating. (Inside theatre humor.)