Francis Gillen


University of Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

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Cycnos | Volume 14 n°1

History as a Single Act: Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes*

“In Harold Pinter’s latest play Ashes to Ashes all human history, personal and social, is one act, one essential conflict, which echoes and reverberates in different forms throughout time: dominance and submission, victims and victimizers, and the discovery through imagination and empathy of our power not to be victims. Ashes to Ashes places two people in conflict, Rebecca and her would-be dominator, Devlin. In the play we enter history at a particular place — a country house in England — at a particular time — the present — but we are at the same time in Buchenwald, the mass graves in Bosnia, anywhere in time or place where police sirens are heard, autho...”

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