In Must You Go?, Lady Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist and Nobel Prize winner, Harold Pinter. The book is based on diaries she has kept since October 1968. Fraser's diaries, written by a biographer living with a creative artist and observing the process firsthand, also provide a unique insight into Harold Pinter's writing and portray a literary marriage unfolding in real time. Fraser shares Harold Pinter's own revelations about his past, as well as observations by his friends.
Must You Go? is a testament to one of modern literature's most celebrated marriages.
Oskar Eustis is artistic director of The Public Theater and has worked as a director, dramaturg, and artistic director for theaters around the country. He has directed the world premieres of Rinne Groff’s The Ruby Sunrise and Compulsion; Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches (for which he received the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director); and Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika, as well as world premieres of plays by Philip Kan Gotanda, David Henry Hwang, Emily Mann, and others. Eustis was a professor at Brown University, where he founded and chaired the Trinity Rep/Brown University Consortium for professional theater training. He has held professorships at Brown, UCLA, and New York University. He currently serves as professor of dramatic writing and arts and public policy at NYU. Eustis was the lead producer on the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and The Merchant of Venice on Broadway.
Lady Antonia Fraser
Since 1969 Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works that have been international bestsellers. She is the recipient of the Wolfson Prize for History, the Saint Louis Literary Award, and the 2000 Norton Medlicott Medal of Britain's Historical Association. Her books include Mary Queen of Scots, Cromwell, the Lord Protector, Royal Charles: Charles II and the Restoration, and Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King. Four highly praised books focus on women in history: The Weaker Vessel, The Warrior Queens, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and Marie Antoinette: The Journey. She is the editor of The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England. Her most recent book is Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter.
(born Oct. 10, 1930, London, Eng.died Dec. 24, 2008, London) British playwright. Born into a working-class family, he acted with touring companies until 1959. His early one-act plays were followed by the full-length The Birthday Party (1958). His next major plays, The Caretaker (1960) and The Homecoming (1965), established his reputation as an innovative and complex dramatist, sometimes considered as belonging to the Theatre of the Absurd. He often used disjointed small talk and lengthy pauses in dialogue to convey a character's thought, which often contradicts his speech. Pinter's later plays include Old Times (1971), No Man's Land (1975), Betrayal (1978; film, 1983), Mountain Language (1988), Moonlight (1993), and Celebration (2000). He also wrote radio and television plays, as well as screenplays for The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), and Sleuth (2007). In 2005 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.