Speeches, Writings & Related Items

Scope and Content

Contains autograph/type written drafts and type written final copies of: Honourary Degree Speech at Aristotle University (2000); an unpublished probable speech by Pinter regarding the poet W. S. Graham (2001); Honourary Degree Speech at University of Florence plus notes, list of those to whom speech was sent and press statement (2001); Pinter's foreword to Peter Kennard's Domesday Book (2001); House of Commons Speech (2002) with printed email from Faber Editor Dinah Wood (2005); Honourary Doctorate Speech (in English and Italian) at University of Turin (2002) with an unattributed critical piece on Pinter; copy of Pinter's eulogy for Karel Reisz (2002); Pinter's preface to Ian Smith's Pinter in the Theatre (2005); Pinter's quote from Andrzej Klimowski's 'An Exhibition of Graphic Works' (2003); Wilfred Owen Award Speech (2005) and the Kafka Acceptance Speech - never delivered.

Final type copies of Hermann Kesten Medallion Award Speech (2001); Pinter's introduction to Simon Gray's Key Plays (2002) and Evening Standard 50th Anniversary Award Speech (2004).

Correspondence with Red Pepper Magazine plus draft/final version of piece for that publication (2005) and Zvezda Magazine regarding an article to mark the anniversary of Pinter's Nobel Prize (2006).

File also includes the Human Rights Award notification letter from the International Service (2005) and a typed copy of a letter from Pinter to Sasa Milenic and Miodrag Stojilovic regarding their honouring of him with the St George Plaque (2007).

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