I’m pleased to see that reactionary gadfly Peter Briffa, a playwright himself, has a better appreciation of Harold Pinter’s merits than most of his co-thinkers. (Actually, I doubt Peter has any co-thinkers, but you know what I mean.) The Pinter-reaction prize for unintentional self-reference goes to Christopher Hitchens, who is quoted by Oliver Kamm as writing:
Let us also hope for a long silence to descend upon the thuggish bigmouth who has strutted and fretted his hour upon the stage for far too long.
Indeed, Christopher, indeed.