Stanton B. Garner Junior

University of Tennessee

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Cycnos | Volume 12 n°1 | I.

Raiding the Inarticulate : Pinter and the politics of silence

“At that incision sound The lout is at the throat And the dislocated word Becomes articulate.(Pinter, “The Anaesthetist’s Pin”)1 In 1697, roughly 260 years before Harold Pinter’s first play, Louis XIV expelled the Italian Players from Paris for their indiscretion in mocking his mistress, a decree that he eventually revoked in allowing them to perform on the Left Bank only on the condition that they not speak.2 It was under conditions of edict and prohibition, in other words...”

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