Actresses: Mrs. Pinter

"Look at me," says the actress, coolly pronouncing her lines. "I move my leg. That's all it is. But I wear [pause] underwear [pause] which moves with me [pause]. It [pause] captures your attention." It does indeed. And so does just about everything that happens in Harold Pinter's Broadway play The Homecoming (TIME, Jan. 13). The drama is strictly Theater of the Absurd—opaque, funny here, touching there, deeply disturbing, and in sum the most compelling show in a dreary Broadway season. What helps make it so is the actress in the...

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