Joe Orton


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Orton, Joe,

1933–67, English playwright, b. John Kingsley. After studying acting, he wrote farcical comedies noted for their cynical humor. His plays include The Ruffian on the Stair (1963), Entertaining Mr. Sloan (1964), Loot (1966), and What the Butler Saw (1969). He was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, who then committed suicide.
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Performance of the play by Joe Orton. January 31 until March 6.
The crematorium also contains the last remains of authors Bram Stoker, Enid Blyton and Kingsley Amis, play-and Kingsley Amis, plawright Joe Orton and actors Sid James and Peter Sellers.
Career Molina's movie breakthrough came in 1987 when he played Kenneth Halliwell, the tragic lover of playwright Joe Orton, in Stephen Frears' Prick Up Your Ears.
by HE Bates; The Birds on the Trees by Nina Bawden; A Place in England by Melvyn Bragg; Down All the Days by Christy Brown; Bomber by Len Deighton; Troubles by JG Farrell; The Circle by Elaine Feinstein; The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard; A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill; I'm the King of the Castle by Susan Hill; A Domestic Animal by Francis King; The Fire Dwellers by Margaret Laurence; Out of the Shelter by David Lodge; A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch; Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul; Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian; Head to Toe by Joe Orton; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; A Guilty Thing Surprised by Ruth Rendell; The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark; and The Vivisector by Patrick White.
It looked at the relationship between his character - Keith Halliwell - and his lover, playwright Joe Orton.
In the play, Halliwell murders his lover, playwright Joe Orton. It ends with him planning his suicide.
In which Joe Orton play did Barbara Windsor Olympic Games in which city?
Like an LSD-induced collision of John Waters, the Marx Brothers, and Joe Orton, the zany plot parallels the sweeping idiocy yet oddly logical ride of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces.
Reissue of the controversial tale of the passionate affair between young playwright Joe Orton and stuffy older lover Kenneth Halliwell.
"Unless `Loot' is directed and acted perfectly seriously, the play will fail," wrote British playwright Joe Orton. "As it failed in its original touring version."
Written in 1957 and now published for the first time over thirty years after the author's death, Between Us Girls is the first novel that Joe Orton wrote independently of his mentor, lover, and eventual murderer Kenneth Halliwell.
As the padre in Joe Orton's Erpingham Camp he was also required to wear a vicar's dog collar, and was pelted with pork pies.