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A Level English Trip: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal

On Thursday 29 January, a group of A Level English Language and Literature students squeezed into the Burton Taylor Studio at the Oxford Playhouse to enjoy a performance of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.

The production, presented by Oxford University Students, was thought provoking in its interpretation of the text. Due to the unconventional chronology, the audience is made aware of the conclusion of the story in the first scene, allowing us to consider how our knowledge of the future alters our perception of the past. 

The director wanted us to consider whether our memories have an inherent and perfectly constructed linear narrative, what our memories look like and whether there is danger in memory. It was a challenging and engaging look at human dynamics and relations.

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