Martin S. Regal


University of Iceland.

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Cycnos | Volume 14 n°1

‘You can only end once’: Time in Ashes to Ashes

“Harold Pinter’s latest play, Ashes to Ashes,1 is a two-character work that lasts one hour in performance. Both the programme and the published play state that the action is taking place in the present, yet there are various temporal disturbances inside the work itself that suggest otherwise. While the male character, Devlin, appears to be reasonably grounded in the here and now, the female character, Rebecca, enters a number of time frames that seem to be outside her own personal experience. Among these is her story about having a baby ‘torn’ from her arms at a railway station by a man who was once her lover. Her account...”

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