The Lover Inside, an adaption of Harold Pinter’s The Lover, is a comment on the institution of marriage.
The Lover is one of Harold Pinter’s early works and one that well-represents the playwright’s style. In this contemporary one-act play, Pinter observes a regular English household with a pretentious couple.
The Lover plays out a gimmick of a drawing room drama, where the spouse doubles up as the mysterious lover and there is a fine line of vanishing identities that overlaps the two personas adopted by the pair. Pinter’s language in The Lover sparkles with a rare veracity, and the tense situations and the dialogue ensures that the play rocks.
The Lover Inside, an adaptation of this play, was staged at the city’s Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan last week by Stage Blur, a group of theatre enthusiasts based at Hyderabad Central University.