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The Orton diaries

Orton, Joe.

The Orton diaries

including the correspondence of Edna Welthorpe and others

by Orton, Joe.

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

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

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by John Lahr.
    ContributionsLahr, John, 1941-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6065.R7 Z467 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination304 p., [24] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2741076M
    ISBN 100060157437
    LC Control Number86046093

      Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA City New York, NY Donor bostonpubliclibrary EditionPages: the orton diaries: 1 of 2 Orton kept diaries over two different periods of his life. The ‘juvenile’ diaries were written between and and his mature diaries from and

    The Orton diaries: Head to toe by Joe Orton (Book) 32 Fred & Madge was Joe Orton's brilliantly inventive and staggeringly bold first play, written in , but not performed until at the Hope Theatre, London. Orton's other plays include . Fron December to his murder in August , Joe Orton kept a series of diaries that prove to be one of the most candid and unfettered accounts of that remarkable era. They chronicle his life from his literary success to his sexual escapades.

    Description of the book "The Orton Diaries": The diaries of Joe Orton, written between and his untimely death in , paint a vivid picture of Britain during a period when anything seemed possible. Edited and with an introduction by John Lahr. Reviews of the The Orton Diaries. 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.


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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 Cited by: The Orton Diaries book.

Read 38 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. ”To be young, good-looking, healthy, famous, comparatively rich a /5. 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 The Orton diaries book real life. The diaries have nearly daily entries, many substantial; they have been meticulously edited and annotated by Lahr/5(4).

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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. Edition. 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. The edition of the diaries here presented is both awkward and unconsciously funny. Footnotes abound, and they are both obtrusive and bathetic.

After Orton compares a year-old's backside to a Renoir, a footnote informs us that Pierre August Renoir was born here, died there and was the father of a filmmaker. 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 Pages:   Book Review - The Orton Diaries by Joe Orton, edited by John Lahr First published, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I watched a lot of documentaries on the s when I was younger, and came across many stories of Joe Orton.

Just from the sound of him, I liked him immensely. When the opportunity to. " Orton Diaries. Author:Orton, Joe. Book Binding:Paperback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard.

World of Books USA was founded in Book Condition:VERYGOOD. " See all. 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 4/5(18).

Hardcover in cloth boards. First U. Edition. with appendices (including bibliography) and index. 8vo. The diaries were written during the last eight months of Orton's life.

Edited by his biographer, the diaries show the author at his peak. Endpapers show Orton's defaced library books. Black & white photos and illustrations throughout. The Diaries, which cover the last eight months of Joe Orton's life from 20 December to 1 August (Orton was murdered on 9 Augustbut no one has ever discovered the entries for those last eight days, if there were any), have been divided into three units.

1 Curtis: Those Awful Orton Diaries Published by [email protected],   Buy a cheap copy of Diary of a Somebody book by John Lahr. Screenplay to John Lahr's successful dramatization of The Orton Diaries that chronicles the last eight months of Joe Orton's life, his growing theatrical celebrity, Free shipping over $  The Orton Diaries are undeniably impressive, given the risk they take.

When Joyce wrote Ulysses, Orwell commented that it was ‘a matter of daring just as much of technique – to expose the imbecilities of the inner mind’.Released on: Novem