Three of Harold Pinter’s plays have been released in a book in Iran, named ‘The Dwarfs’ which have been translated into Persian by Bahare Shafiei.
IBNA: The book holds three plays by Nobel Prize-winning English playwright namely ‘The Dwarfs’, ‘A Slight Ache’ and ‘Last to Go’.
The book concludes with Pinter’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize 2005, entitled “Art, Truth and Politics”. Moreover, in the work’s introduction, the Iranian translator has presented a writing on Pinter and his works particularly the plays which have been included in the book.
‘The Dwarfs’ (1960) is a radio play based on an unpublished autobiographical novel.
‘Slight Ache’ is a tragicomic play written by Harold Pinter in 1958 and first published by Methuen in London in 1961. It concerns a married couple's dreams and desires, focusing mostly on the husband's fears of the unknown, of growing old, and of the "Other" as a threat to his self-identity.
In ‘Last to Go’, a coffee-stall owner and a newspaper seller fend off fear of loneliness and death through desultory chat.
The Persian rendition of ‘The Dwarfs’ has been released in Iran by Afraz in 1100 copies and 120 pages.
Harold Pinter, CH, CBE was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years.
Some of his plays including ‘A Night Out’, ‘The Caretaker’, ‘The Birthday Party’, 'Party Time’ and ‘Writing for the Theater’ have been translated and released in Iran.