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Harold Pinter's Other Places opened at the National Theatre on 14 October 1982 in London, under the direction of Peter Hall.1 Other Places is a trilogy that combines three short plays of a different character: A Kind ofAlaska dramatises the awakening of a patient after twenty-nine years of comatose or trance-like sleep; in Victoria Station, the controller of a radio-taxi station tries in vain to persuade one of his drivers to pick up a customer; in Family Voices, a son, a mother and a father express their feelings after the son has gone away from home.