Theater: Splinteresque

BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter

At Britain's National Theater, Harold Pinter is throwing the eternal triangle into reverse. In the first of nine scenes he stirs the ashes of an adulterous love affair in 1977, and in the last reveals its flash-fire inception in 1968.

Jerry (Michael Gambon) is a literary agent married to Judith, whom we never see. Robert (Daniel Massey) is a publisher and Jerry's oldest friend. Jerry was Robert's best man when he got married to Emma (Penelope Wilton). In the drunken pass that ignites the affair in Scene 9, Jerry says...

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