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Orton, Joe

Overview
Works: 251 works in 966 publications in 13 languages and 15,510 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Comedy plays  Diaries  Black humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PR6065.R7, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Orton
The complete plays by Joe Orton( Book )

80 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects all seven plays by English playwright Joe Orton, published between 1964 and 1967
What the butler saw : [a play] by Joe Orton( Book )

71 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Prentice, a psychiatric doctor in an exclusive, private clinic, is attempting to interview (and seduce) an attractive would-be secretary, Geraldine. Unwittingly surprised by his wife, he hides the girl. The affairs multiply as Mrs. Prentice, being seduced and blackmailed by young bellhop Nicholas Beckett, has promised him the secretarial post. When a government inspector arrives, chaos, underpants and cross-dressing lead the charge. The final tableau reveals "the missing parts of Winston Churchill" held aloft as the curtain falls. The London premiere at the Queen's Theatre in 1969 starred Coral Browne and Sir Ralph Richardson. The New York production later won the Obie Award as Best Foreign Play of The Season."--Publisher's description
Loot; a play by Joe Orton( Book )

102 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this play Hal is a hearse driver and has just robbed the bank next to the funeral parlour with his friend Dennis returning to Hal's house to hide. Hal's mother has just died and they put the money in the coffin, hiding the body, cue Inspector Truscott
Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe Orton( Book )

74 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published fifty years after the premiere of Entertaining Mr Sloane in 1964, and with a new introduction, this anniversary edition offers an opportunity to reappraise Joe Orton’s reputation, and the status of his first major play, from a twenty-first century perspective. When it first appeared in the Swinging Sixties, Orton’s satire on social and sexual hypocrisy both scandalized and delighted audiences. Its mix of sexuality and violence was explosive. Within a year, the play was being performed around the world and went on to be adapted for film and television, establishing Orton as a major voice and this play as one of the most ground-breaking of the century. This anniversary edition features previously unpublished material from the Joe Orton Archive, an interview with director Nick Bagnall, and an introduction by Emma Parker, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester."--Publisher description
Head to toe by Joe Orton( Book )

34 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entertaining Mr. Sloane : a comedy by Joe Orton( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathy, een middelbare vrouw met amoureuze ambities, verhuurt een kamer aan Mr. Sloane, een knappe, schijnbaar naïeve jongeman. Haar broer Eddy en hun halfblinde vader Kemp zien op hun manier ook iets in Mr. Sloane
Funeral games; and, the good and faithful servant by Joe Orton( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Funeral Games' was first presented by Yorkshire Television in August 1968 as part of a series based on ̀The Seven Deadly Virtues'. Orton created such outrageous characters that he was able to shock his audience with the unexpected and often grotesque in a play that offers bogus religion, a severed hand, and a corpse in the cellar
Up against it : a screenplay for the Beatles by Joe Orton( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimes of passion: The ruffian on the stair, The Erpingham camp by Joe Orton( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between us girls : a novel by Joe Orton( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictional diary of young would-be actress Susan Hope, whose adventures lead her from life on the London stage to servitude in the white slave trade of Mexico, and ultimately to film stardom in Hollywood
New English dramatists( )

in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visitors ; Fred and Madge : two plays by Joe Orton( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Fred and Madge," a married couple has the unending jobs of rolling boulders uphill and sieving water all day long; and in "The Visitors," a dying man is visited in the hospital by his middle-aged daughter
Fred and Madge ; The visitors : two plays by Joe Orton( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred and Madge by Joe Orton( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred and Madge are a normal couple. Or so we think until a director and an audience member start interrupting and reworking this play within a play. Exhilaratingly subversive, the play includes the destruction of the Festival Hall, professional insulters intent on purging society with laughter and a dystopian England overgrown with marigolds. Full of biting satire and sardonic wit, it mingles astutely observed social realism with myth: Fred's job is to push boulders up a hill, and Madge's is to sieve water. Fred & Madge was Joe Orton's brilliantly inventive and staggeringly bold first play, written in 1959, but not performed until 2014 at the Hope Theatre, London. Orton's other plays include Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot and What the Butler Saw. He also wrote the novel Between Us Girls, the Beatles' screenplay Up Against It, and the now famous Orton Diaries. -- from back cover
The boy hairdresser ; and, Lord Cucumber : two novels by Joe Orton( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boy Hairdresser and Lord Cucumber are the first and last surviving products of the collaborative efforts of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell. They are published for the first time in this combined volume
Prick up your ears : the biography of Joe Orton by John Lahr( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell. When Orton, after years of unsuccessful collaboration with Halliwell, breaks away and achieves fame and fortune on his own, Halliwell cracks, hammers Orton to death and then kills himself
Head to toe ; & Up against it : a screenplay for the Beatles by Joe Orton( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes two works by Joe Orton. Head to toe is the saga of Gombold, who strays onto the head of a creature some hundred miles high and begins making his way through the giant's nether regions and on toward his toes. En route, he falls into the clutches of a dominating and gender-bending policewoman; finds himself in an assassination squad whose target is the prime minister; and finally enlists in an apocalyptic war between the Left and Right Buttocks. Up against it is a screenplay commissioned by the Beatles in 1967, in which, as Orton described it, "The boys have been caught in flagrante, become involved in dubious political activity, dressed as women, committed murder, been put in prison, and committed adultery." The two works, which mirror each other in many ways, combine elements of satire, eroticism, and nightmare
The Orton diaries : including the correspondence of Edna Welthorpe and others by Joe Orton( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Orton (1933-1967) was een bekend Brits toneelschrijver die na een turbulent leven door zijn vriend Kenneth werd vermoord. In de dagboeken schrijft Orton o.a. over zijn onstilbare sekshonger, de moeilijke relatie met Kenneth, het onverwachte succes van zijn 'schunnige' toneelstukken, en de ontmoeting met de Beatles
Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe Orton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Playwright Joe Orton's masterpiece of black comedy is a dark, very funny account of a handsome, obliging criminal who becomes the guest, and love interest of a frowzy widow and her brother. This bizarre ménage is threatened when the pair's father discovers the identity of his children's new obsession, and, inevitably, murder will out."
New English dramatists by Charles Wood( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete plays
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What the butler saw : [a play]Loot; a playEntertaining Mr. SloaneHead to toeUp against it : a screenplay for the BeatlesBetween us girls : a novelThe visitors ; Fred and Madge : two playsFred and Madge ; The visitors : two plays
Alternative Names
Joe Orton

Joe Orton angielski pisarz

Joe Orton angol drámaíró és író

Joe Orton britischer Dramatiker

Joe Orton Brits auteur

Joe Orton britský dramatik

Joe Orton drammaturgo inglese

Joe Orton English playwright and author

Kingsley, John 1933-1967

Orton, J. K. 1933-1967

Orton, J. K. (John Kingsley), 1933-1967

Orton, Joe

Orton, John Kingsley.

Orton John Kingsley 1933-1967

Ortons, Džo 1933-1967

Welthorpe, Edna 1933-1967

Джо Ортън

Ортон, Джо

ג'ו אורטון סופר בריטי

جوي أورتون، 1933-1967

ज्यो ऑर्टन

조 오튼

ジョー・オートン

喬·歐頓

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