Silence.

Pause.

Pause.

Silence.

A Pinter play? Perhaps, but I use the Pinteresque stage directions here to describe the publication history of the journal associated with the International Harold Pinter Society. Established in the late 1980s, the Society published The Pinter Review for many years under the editorial leadership of professors Frank Gillen (University of Tampa) and Steven Gale (Kentucky State University) through the University of Tampa Press. When that funding ceased, the Society continued to take robust part in Pinter panels through the MLA and MMLA, but the journal languished. Thanks to Pennsylvania State University Press and funding from the University of Louisville, the journal has not only revived itself, but it has also broadened its scope as The Pinter Review: Essays on Contemporary Drama.

While The Review is still the official academic journal of the International Harold Pinter Society, it has committed itself...

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