Betrayal (play)  

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Betrayal is a play written by Harold Pinter in 1978. The play deals with an affair that entangles a married couple, Emma and Robert, and their close friend Jerry (who is also married). The play is innovative in its particular uses of reverse chronology: the first scene takes place after the affair has dissolved; the final scene ends with the moment the affair begins.

Betrayal is regarded as one of Pinter's major plays, featuring his characteristic staccato dialogue and oblique, veiled scenes of one-upmanship.




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