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

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

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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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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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SKU GOR001231413
Title Orton Complete Plays: "Entertaining Mr. Sloane", "Loot", "What the Butler", "Ruffian", "Erpingham Camp", "Funeral Games" "Good and Faithful Servant"
Author By (author) Joe Orton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 1976
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0413346102
ISBN 13 9780413346100
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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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)
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001231413
Title Orton Complete Plays: "Entertaining Mr. Sloane", "Loot", "What the Butler", "Ruffian", "Erpingham Camp", "Funeral Games" "Good and Faithful Servant"
Author By (author) Joe Orton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 1976
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0413346102
ISBN 13 9780413346100
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No