The story unravels backwards. You, thereader, learn of the affair and then how its details became known. Inthe end, you may wonder who betrayed whom. You may even wonder whatbetrayal means or what it is. A master of playwrighting, HaroldPinter will surely get you asking some questions with the one actplay entitled, Betrayal.Jerry and Emma were deep lovers at onetime. She is married to Jerry's best friend, Richard. They meet fordrinks and turn to discussing the past. Jerry learns that while hewas betraying his Richard, Emma has betrayed him. Richard alsobetrays Jerry.The reader learns not only about Jerrybut about the entire situation. We get glimpses of the lovers whenthey were younger, shots of the friends together, and finally we seehow Richard discovers Emma's secret. Richard does nothing about itand neither does Emma. In the end we, learn just how Jerry convincedEmma to begin their stark relationship.It's a strong story set up with fewwords, none mistakenly used. Every word builds upon the ones before,creating a deeper and deeper entangling. But more striking are thesilences, the pauses, the moments of thought. I'd say one betrayedthe other, but it seems they all betrayed themselves the most.