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Orton Complete Plays By Joe Orton

Orton Complete Plays
by Joe Orton

Formerly part of the "World Dramatists" series of play collections by classic and modern playwrights, including foreign works in workable and accurate translations, this title and seven others are reissued in a new format under the heading, "World Classics".
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Orton Complete Plays Summary


Orton Complete Plays: "Entertaining Mr. Sloane", "Loot", "What the Butler", "Ruffian", "Erpingham Camp", "Funeral Games" "Good and Faithful Servant" by Joe Orton

I suppose I'm a believer in Original Sin. People are profoundly bad but irresistibly funny' Joe Orton. This volume contains everything that Orton wrote for the theatre, radio and television from his first play in 1964, The Ruffian on the Stair, up to his violent death in 1967 at the age of 34. It includes his major successes: Entertaining Mr Sloane, which 'made more blood boil that any other British play in the last ten years' (The Times); Loot, 'a Freudian nightmare', which sports with superstitions about death - as well as life; his farce masterpiece, What the Butler Saw; The Erpingham Camp, his version of The Bacchae, set in a Butlin's holiday resort; together with his television plays, Funeral Games and The Good and Faithful Servant. The volume includes a revealing introduction by John Lahr, Orton's official biographer."He is the Oscar Wilde of Welfare State gentility" (Observer)

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Table of Contents


Entertaining Mr Sloane; Loot; What the Butler; Ruffian; Erpingham Camp; Funeral Games; Good & ...

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Orton Complete Plays: "Entertaining Mr. Sloane", "Loot", "What the Butler", "Ruffian", "Erpingham Camp", "Funeral Games" "Good and Faithful Servant" by Joe Orton
Joe Orton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1976-07-22
448
0413346102
9780413346100
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