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Funeral Games - Short Play

Funeral Games

Joe Orton

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Short Play

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780802132154

"Orton could turn the audience's gasp into a laugh, translating horror into humor, and leaving the viewers curiously aware of the simultaneous reaction. This is no mean talent."- Guardian.

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A play more outrageous, if possible, than Loot and as cracklingly witty. "One imagines Orton, although dealing with bogus religion, a severed hand and a corpse in the cellar, had, like Wilde, only gaiety as a motive ...
"Orton could turn the audience's gasp into a laugh, translating horror into humor, and leaving the viewers curiously aware of the simultaneous reaction. This is no mean talent.- Guardian.
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4m, 1f

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Joe Orton

Joe Orton

Joe Orton (1933 – 1967) was born John Kingsley Orton in Leicester and from the age of two, lived on the Saffron Lane council estate. After winning a scholarship to RADA in 1951, he met Kenneth Halliwell, an actor and writer seven years his senior. Halliwell would become Orton’s friend, mentor, lover and, eventually, his murderer. Between 1964 and 1967, Joe Orton contributed to an exciting working ... view full profile

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