Add MS 88880/2/45-54. Pinter Archive. 'The Handmaid's Tale; May 1984-Feb. 1987. Mostly typewritten. An adaptation of the novel by Margaret Atwood. Directed by Volker Schlondorff and released in 1990. Pinter completed the screenplay in Feb. 1987 for the original director Karel Reisz. When Schlondorff took over the role of director he wanted some changes made to the script, which were eventually done by Atwood. The screenplay that was eventually filmed was not entirely Pinter's work. Currently [2008] unpublished. [Previous reference: Loan 110A/62, 63 and 64].

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