WorldCat Identities

Orton, Joe

Overview
Works: 251 works in 752 publications in 2 languages and 15,166 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Film adaptations  Satire  Fantasy fiction 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English 
Roles: Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PR6065.R7, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Joe Orton, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Joe Orton
The complete plays by Joe Orton ( Book )
65 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bevat de teksten van de 3 lange toneelstukken: Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Loot en What the butler saw en 4 korte stukken
What the butler saw : [a play] by Joe Orton ( Book )
44 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Woodward and Michael Kasdan, by arrangement with Lewenstein-Delfont Prods. Ltd. and H.M. Tennent Ltd. present Joe Orton's, "What the Butler Saw," directed by Joseph Hardy, with Laurence Luckinbill, Jan Farrand, and Diana Davilla, Charles Murphy, Tom Rosqui, Lucian Scott, production designed by William Ritman, costumes by Ann Roth
Loot; a play by Joe Orton ( Book )
54 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A student edition of Joe Orton's black farce, with full introduction, commentary and questions for study
Entertaining Mr. Sloane : a comedy by Joe Orton ( Book )
39 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entertaining Mr Sloane was first staged in 1964. Despite its success in performance, and being hailed by Sir Terence Rattigan as 'the best first play' he'd seen in 'thirty odd years', it was not until the London production of Loot in 1966 - less than a year before Joe Orton's untimely death - that theatre audiences and critics began to more fully appreciate the originality of Orton's elegant, alarming and hilarious writing. Introduced by John Lahr, the author of Orton's biography Prick up Your Ears, Entertaining Mr Sloane is now established as an essential part of the repertoire of the modern
Head to toe by Joe Orton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Funeral games; and, The good and faithful servant by Joe Orton ( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crimes of passion: The ruffian on the stair, The Erpingham camp by Joe Orton ( Book )
20 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Up against it : a screenplay for the Beatles by Joe Orton ( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between us girls : a novel by Joe Orton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 297 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
What the butler saw : a play in two acts by Joe Orton ( Book )
2 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fred and Madge ; The visitors : two plays by Joe Orton ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The visitors ; Fred and Madge : two plays by Joe Orton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 180 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
Head to toe by Joe Orton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prick up your ears : the biography of Joe Orton by John Lahr ( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alan Bennett's script mixes pathos, vulgarity, and humour to make this biopic of playwright Joe Orton suitably Ortonesque. Orton was one of the 1960s golden boys, changing from a working class Leicester lad to a national celebrity
Head to toe ; & Up against it : a screenplay for the Beatles by Joe Orton ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 91 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 boy hairdresser ; and, Lord Cucumber : two novels by Joe Orton ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 66 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
Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe Orton ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 59 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."
The Orton diaries : including the correspondence of Edna Welthorpe and others by Joe Orton ( Book )
20 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 52 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
New English dramatists ( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loot by Joe Orton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kingsley, John 1933-1967
Orton, J. K. (John Kingsley), 1933-1967
Orton, Joe
Orton, John Kingsley.
Orton, John Kingsley, 1933-1967
Ortons, Džo, 1933-1967
جوي أورتون، 1933-1967
Languages
English (425)
German (4)
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