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Paperback, 46 pages
Published 1961 by Samuel French
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Heba
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
" ألم خفيف" هى مسرحية من الأدب الانجليزي للكاتب " هارولد بنتر" ...
يبدو أن كل شيء كان واضحاً..ملتمعاً بالأمس القريب ، ولكن اليوم يبدو أن الهواء يحول بيني وبين الأشياء ..ثمة ظلال متراكمة ..ليس هنالك ضعف في الإبصار ..لا ليس الأمر كذلك
كل ما هنالك أن لاشيء يخرج من ملاذي ولا شيء يدخل اليه...
حوار أحادي الجانب بينما الطرف الآخر يلزم صمتاً مُريعاً....مُقلقاً..ولكن في النهاية لم يصدر عنه سوى البكاء ..كما لو أنه اكتفى بالدموع عوضاً عن الكلمات...ثمة ألم هاهنا ولكنه ليس هيناً أبداً... لم يُفصح عنه ولكنك ستش
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Mohammad Ali

تا وسط نمایشنامه حسم این بود که شاهکاری می خونم، اما بعدش تعدیل شد دیدگاهم

به نظرم نقش پیرمرد انقدر به سمت نامعقول بودن رفت که واقعی بودن دو شخصیت اصلی ( ادوارد و فلورا ) رو تحت تأثیر منفی خودش قرار داد. همچنین رفتار ادوارد و فلورا در آخر داستان در قبال پیرمرد برای من که قابل درک نبود
tomwrote
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: plays
This one teeters either side of comedy/menace line that Pinter specialised in. The dread coalesces through the play, growing more and more focused on a mysterious 'other' who comes to represent every fear, fantasy and lost hope.

Compact and absurd and extremely unsettling.
Ivy-Mabel Fling
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although Pinter's plays seem rather similar to each other, you never quite know what is going to happen. Here I did not expect the end as it happened; the fate of the wasp made me fear the worst!!! Entertaining, menacing and depressing - definitely worth reading!
Mahshad
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it

Regarding the symbolism of the title of the play:

Its major reference is to the interlocking illnesses of Edward and Flora. He suffers from
impotence and she from emptiness. In her emptiness, she aches for the fulfillment that
he can not give because of his impotence. In his impotence he aches for youth and vigor, but
she who would share it emasculates him by her smothering love. Thus, each one aches with
mutual pains and longings.

Lucina P. Gabbard
Clint Davis
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another frightening, enigmatic look into the human psyche from Pinter. The themes make themselves a bit more evident here than in other early plays like THE ROOM or THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, which makes it a more satisfying read on the first shot.

He really paints an ugly picture of the human condition. The two characters - an aging married couple - exemplify the worst characteristics of insecurity and control. Fear of the unknown is a major theme, as Edward tries to trap and examine anything he doesn'
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Anna-Maria Morgenstern
Read this for a British Literature class.
Rania
Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it
A very short play that is disturbing enough to make you cringe all the way through.
Rick
Jul 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I love "A Slight Ache." I saw it performed at the Station Theatre in Urbana, Illinois over 40 years ago ... It's a 3-character play, or actually 2, since it was originally designed to be performed on radio. The "silent" character is a roughly dressed, rather sinister match-seller, who never makes a sale because he constantly stands in an alley that leads only to the monastery. The other 2 characters are an upper-class English couple who lead sheltered suburban lives. The gentleman works up coura ...more
Fateme Beygi
هنوز فهم کارای پینتر برای من یکم سخته اما اون فضایی که خلق می کنه رو دوست دارم آرامش اولیه ثباتی که حاکمه و بعد با ورود یه عنصر تمام این چیزا تغییر می کنن و تازه شخصیت ها درونشون رو بیرون می ریزن. حالات روان شناختی پرداخت به شخصیت هاش رو دوست دارم.
شوک انتهای کار واقعا عالی بود
Fishsanwitt
Jan 10, 2009 marked it as to-read
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Issa
Dec 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: drama
Another lovely play by Pinter. It's a long one-sided conversation with the matchseller. The language in here is irresistible.
Danijel
Jan 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I felt a bit insulted at the end... >.< ...more
Paulina
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
ah I loved this. the simplicity and the way Pinter manages to create a whole scene in your mind by pointing out only a couple of details.
Steven
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: plays, british
Another of those awkward, slightly sinister, Pinter radio plays.
Helen
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those things you read where you start to feel quietly alarmed about reality. That's all I'm gonna say.
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Harold Pinter, CH, CBE, was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, political activist, and poet. He was one of the most influential playwrights of modern times. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

After publishing poetry and acting in school plays as a teenager in London, Pinter began his professional theatrical career in 1951, touring throughout Ireland. From 1952
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