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  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • The Complete Plays The Ruffian on the Stair Entertaining Mr Sloan the Good and Faithful Servant Loot the Erpingham Camp Funeral Games What the Butler Saw
  • Joe Orton
  • English
  • 20 July 2014
  • 9780802132154

About the Author: Joe Orton

John Kingsley Joe Orton was Plays The eBook ↠ an English playwright In a short but prolific career lasting from until his death he shocked outraged and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies The adjective Ortonesue is now used to refer to something characterised by a The Complete eBook ¼ dark but farcical cynicismOrton began to write plays in the early s He wrote his only novel posthumously published a.



10 thoughts on “The Complete Plays The Ruffian on the Stair Entertaining Mr Sloan the Good and Faithful Servant Loot the Erpingham Camp Funeral Games What the Butler Saw

  1. Quiver Quiver says:

    I discovered Joe Orton in a second hand bookshop on the bottom shelf between a travelogue and a potboiler triller The cover seemed suitably serious in its grotesue and the back cover showed a man in his early thirties crisply sunburnt sitting back on a patio folding chair wearing nothing but an amused smirk and a pair of decidedly front and centre white briefs fashionable half a century ago He's looking at the camera as if to say What you see is only the tip of what you'll getThe mixed metaphor the innuendo and the natural smugness are a comedic staple—black comedy in his case The picture spoke to me I placed a coin on the counter The yellowing 1987 copy of his life's work became mineOrton was bludgeoned to death by his partner at the age of 34 in 1967 only a few years after his commercial breakthrough I got an awkward smile from the cashier who rang up the book—it's always poignant paying virtually nothing for all that somebody’s left behindThe pictures were right A grotesue and unabashed pushing and pulling of sensibilities is just the beginning of what's between the coversThe four shorter plays are The Ruffian on the Stair innocent absurdity that turns deathly The Erpingham Camp demonic farce set in a holiday camp with a dictatorial manager Funeral Games upending of the adultery and wife gone missing trope and The Good and Faithful Servant a farcical tragical end to a worker’s fifty years at a firmThe three longer plays are fun to read and in places hilarious—I can only imagine how entertaining they'd have been staged Entertaining Mr Sloane is about a young man Mr Sloane who blunders into a combative unhealthy brother and sister relationship which makes for a ridiculous third wheel act What the Butler Saw has no butler as far as I could tell but it pushes the mistaken identity trope to the limit It's set—naturally—in a psychiatrist's clinic And the psychiatrist—naturally—keeps asking people potential secretary page boy policeman to undress and swap clothes The psychiatrist's wife is—naturally—a lesbian nymphomaniac who gets sexually attacked then blackmailed by the page boy As the play commences a government inspector another psychiatrist—naturally—comes around to the clinic and finds reason to certify most people at one time or another as insane Everything that can go wrong does go wrong in the most implausible way possibleProbably the most controversial of Orton's plays was Loot Hal and Dennis have robbed a bank and need a place to hide the loot Hal's mother has just died her burial is today her coffin is as good a places as any Though what should they do with the body? The old woman's nurse Fay has a backstory of her own A policeman Truscott claims to be from the metropolitan water board and therefore needs no warrant to enter the house and inspect it McLeavy is father of Hal husband of the deceased grieving widower Here are a few lines that'll give you an idea of what to be prepared for this is black comedy so a thick skin is reuiredFay on being asked to covey whenever Mrs McLeavy said anything before she diedFAY She accused her husband of murder SensationMe? Are you sure she accused me?FAY YesMCLEAVY Complete extinction has done nothing to silence her slanderous tongue TRUSCOTT Was anyone with her at the end? To HAL Were you?HAL YesTRUSCOTT Was the uneasy? Did she leave no last message?HAL NoTRUSCOTTWas this her usual custom?HAL She hadn’t died beforeTRUSCOTT Not to the best of your knowledgeWhen Truscott finally reveals he is a policemanTRUSCOTT Have you never hear of Truscott? The man who tracked down the limbless girl killer? Or was that sensation before your time?HAL Who would kill a limbless girl?TRUSCOTT She was the killerAnd then there's the lineGod is a gentleman He prefers blondesIf you're a fan of black comedy you'll enjoy Orton

  2. Chuck O& Chuck O& says:

    This is a re read for me and to be transparent a favorite Orton was masterful at satirizing the pious and powerful and the fact that his work can still make relevant social commentary than 40 years after its creation speaks to the man's talent and sadly our inability to transcend our hypocrisies When I first encountered Orton at 21 I was tickled by his irreverence but now 21 years later I am humbled by his craft The 7 plays in this collection represent his entire portfolio because he only worked with popular success for 3 years prior to is murder All of the work shows a sophistication in comedy that never loses a laugh for the sake of pretension but neither does it simply seek entertainment without a theme It dances the delicate balance great writing seems to enjoy where the author can invent a world that transports the reader or audience goer to delightful imaginary circumstances while casting an unblinking eye on the difficult compromises reality demands And Orton did this before he was 34 years old Brilliant

  3. Tosh Tosh says:

    Joe Orton has 'it' in spades A fantastic writer who wrote amazing and super witty plays Oscar Wilde died and somehow he ended up in the body and brains of a Mr Joe Orton How did that happen?

  4. Sketchbook Sketchbook says:

    Nobody stirs a comic deadly cafenoir like Joe Orton

  5. Babs Babs says:

    Reading this ‘Complete Plays’ of Joe Orton was a roller coaster ride in that it suddenly went from very high to very very low Starting with 'The Ruffian on the Stair' in which a strange man inexplicably enters to the flat of a housewife and threatens to kill her to the brilliant 'Entertaining Mr Sloane' I was transfixed; and couldn’t wait to read and and and then the anti climax of the other plays 'The Good and Faithful Servant' was ok but 'Loot' painful and by god it took me weeks to finish the last play 'What The Butler Saw' forcing myself to swallow a peek of a page a day 'Entertaining Mr Sloane' was a fantastic study of three warped characters whom at points you feel MUST be caricatures so extreme are their beliefs and empty are their morals but then at other times you have the feeling that you are simply being permitted to look behind the curtains in to the world of any messed up lower middle class suburban family The play is of course fairly unreal but contains enough of the recognizable to provoke sensations of deep discomfort From this for the remaining plays Orton plunges from the subtleties and darkness of the first two pieces in to simple farce Now I don’t really like farce and hardly see the point of it when if you are bored out of your skull you can watch TV for free I therefore enjoy reading farce even less Stage directions such as “DR PRENTICE pulls GERLADINE’s trousers down She beats him away weeping profusely She pulls her trousers up DR PRENTICE wards off NICK and tries to prevent GERALDINE pulling up her trousers SERGEANT MATCH enters dizzily from the dispensary stumbling across the room crashing and upsetting furniture” leave me feeling as though someone has surgically removed 95% of my brain However I will say that my extreme lack of amusement is at least testament to a certain skill in Orton his later plays are so complicated and as teeteringly structured as a 10 storey stack of playing cards that I have to credit him with a tight control on his plays However with their witty uips and being set in psychiatric wards funeral homes and holiday camps they are as entertaining as if a faux intellectual student sat down to write a Carry On script So my advice would be read the first two plays both skillful and dark and then put the book back on your shelves IMMEDIATELY

  6. Christopher Christopher says:

    Orton's plays are filled with such an exuberant joy and excitement that it almost makes up for the fact that most of his plays are essentially the same On their own his plays are uite good but his voice is so strong that once you understand where he is coming from they are pretty predictable But they are always a joy and full of lifeFor me the play that stands out the most is Entertaining Mr Sloane While it fits in with his other pieces it stands out both because of its structure its cartoonishness and its subtlety you wouldn't think those ualities would exist in the same play And Mr Sloane is a part I would love to playOther stand outs are Loot Funeral Games and What the Butler Saw for being the most successful examples of Orton's aesthetic

  7. John Jr. John Jr. says:

    What the Butler Saw absolutely brilliant Undermines conventional values at every step yet makes a nod to tradition theatrical tradition at least in reaching the conclusion In 2013 I read it as part of a search for inspiration andor ideas to steal in connection with a play project Maybe not a smart choice for a model as work on this level is inimitable but shouldn't one's ideals be ideal?The introduction by John Lahr gives a valuable summary of Orton's life and work as one would expect Lahr wrote a full length biography of Orton Prick Up Your Ears and is a practicing theater critic as wellOther plays in this book I've postponed reading them for the time being

  8. J.C. J.C. says:

    Out of all the plays the only one that really caught my full attention was Loot Which sounds awful and somewhat cliche but i'm sure if i saw these performed I might feel differently reading them on paper is different from seeing it on stage I never really enjoy reading plays for the most part because it's like i'm only reading the dialogue and therefore only getting part of the overall experience It's like watching films without color or sound That being said I do respect Orton Maybe folks in my class hated his work but after a lengthy discussion I respected him for his moxy and sticking it to the man as it were If you love Wilde but think he plays it safe too much Orton is a good follow up

  9. Stuart Stuart says:

    Joe Orton redefined English theater in a way that is almost impossible to describe except to say that anyone who has ever laughed at Monty Python sketch owes him a pint Violent insane brilliantly funny this collection of plays displays the virtuosic wit and biting social satire that defined Orton's short career If there is ultimately a lack of compassion for humanity it may be what we would have ultimately seen in Orton's later plays if he had lived to write them In the end it is this lack of broader scope that makes his work amusing and interesting to me rather than deeply satisfying but that he's memorable is absolutely certain and very much worth reading

  10. ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme says:

    When I was 15 years old I was a bit precocious One of the guys I met 5 years old so much older recommended Joe Orton He figured I was too young to really get it What he didn't realize was that my English education at a public school was at a higher level than many entrance college English courses I not only understood this but I enjoyed it It was deviant and not something my parents would have approved I did use it in my English class in Junior year It didn't go so well The teachers weren't amused with my personal reading material Now that I'm in my thirties I understand why I see this from a different view than as a 15 year Still enjoyable

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