Ready Reference Treatise: The Dumb Waiter
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Harold Pinter is regarded as one of the most acclaimed British writers. The plays written by Pinter are famous all over the world. He is specially noted for his early body of works. Harold Pinter was born in a working class family in East London’s Hackney. Born in the year 1930, Harold Pinter was the son of a Jewish tailor.
When the Second World War broke out, Pinter evacuated to Cornwall, England, in the year 1939. He finally came back to London at the age of fourteen. During his years at the grammar school, Pinter started acting in plays, and from his grammar school he received a grant to study at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Harold Pinter spent two years there and finally left the school. During 1950s, Pinter spent most of his time writing poetry. He wrote under the name of Harold Pinter but at the same time he was acting in a local theater under the pseudonym David Baron.