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The Orton diaries including the correspondence of Edna Welthorpe and others by Orton, Joe.

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Published by Da Capo Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Orton, Joe -- Diaries,
  • Dramatists, English -- 20th century -- Diaries

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by John Lahr.
ContributionsLahr, John, 1941-
LC ClassificationsPR6065.R7 Z467 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL980808M
ISBN 100306807335
LC Control Number96018361

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Orton's diaries show us his ruthless and observant eye for telling detail, and an ear attuned to the absurd conversations of life. The comic vision of the diaries confirms the sources for his plays in real life. The diaries have nearly daily entries, many substantial; they have been meticulously edited and annotated by Lahr/5(4).   Buy Orton Diaries by Orton, Joe (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(34).   When I was six years old and my brother eight, we found in our house a copy of The Orton Diaries which had recently been published, two decades after his murder by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell. Speedreading is a useful skill, and one that in adulthood I have never managed to master. But back then I was adept at scanning pages of nine-point type for the words . Buy The Orton Diaries 1st Da Capo Press Ed by Orton, Joe (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(28).

About this Item: Harper & Row., New York, Hardcover in cloth boards. First U. S. Edition. pp. with appendices (including bibliography) and index. 8vo. The diaries were written during the last eight months of Orton's life. The Orton Diaries: Including the Correspondence of Edna Welthorpe and Others John Orton, Author, Joe Orton, Author, John Lahr, Editor HarperCollins Publishers $ (p) ISBN . The Orton diaries: including the correspondence of Edna Welthorpe and others User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Playwright Orton (Entertaining Mr. Sloan, Loot, and What the Butler Saw) was murdered at age 34 by his live-in lover, Kenneth Halliwell, who then took his own life. Halliwell's suicide note. John Kingsley Orton (1 January – 9 August ), known under the pen name of Joe Orton, was an English playwright, author and public career—from until his death in —was short but highly influential. During this brief period he shocked, outraged, and amused audiences with his scandalous black adjective Ortonesque refers to work Born: John Kingsley Orton, 1 January .

THE ORTON DIARIES, edited by John Lahr. Diaries from the s of Joe Orton, playwright. Printed Published by Harper & Row, New York. 6 1/2 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches tall. Original dust jacket. Black cloth covers with gold printing on spine. pages. 40 b&w Rating: % positive.   The Orton Diaries, written during his last eight months, chronicle in a remarkably candid style his outrageously unfettered life: his literary success, capped by an Evening Standard Award and overtures from the Beatles his sexual escapades,at his mother's funeral, with a dwarf in Brighton, and, extensively, in Tangiers and the breakdown of his /5().   His diaries give a truthful and compelling picture of a life and career in "the business", the Carry Ons, theatre (one And he could be impossibly rude (in all senses), high-maintenance and difficult. But the surprise is that the Kenneth Williams of these diaries emerges as erudite, self-critical, tortured and a brilliantly sharp critic/5. The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books After being imprisoned for a reading-related prank, the couple never recovered.