Broadway will dim in honor of Pinter

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NEW YORK -- The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed in honor of playwright Harold Pinter.

The Broadway League said the lights will be dimmed for about one minute at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The British Nobel laureate died Wednesday at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer. He won the Tony Award for best play in 1967 for "The Homecoming" and the Nobel Prize in literature in 2005.

Pinter wrote 32 plays, one novel and 22 screenplays. His masterpieces include "The Birthday Party" and "Betrayal."

His writing featured dialogue with pregnant pauses that reflected his characters' emotional struggles and inspired the phrase "Pinter-esque dialogue."
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