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by joe (author) orton

  • Author: joe (author) orton
  • ISBN: 0573617775
  • ISBN13: 978-0573617775
  • ePub: 1400 kb | FB2: 1226 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Dramas & Plays
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Inc. (2010)
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 311
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What the Butler Saw ePub download

What the Butler Saw is a farce written by the English playwright Joe Orton. It was premièred at the Queen's Theatre in London on 5 March 1969.

What the Butler Saw is a farce written by the English playwright Joe Orton. It was Orton's final play and the second to be performed after his death, following Funeral Games in 1968.

Joe Orton's last play, What the Butler Saw, will live to be accepted as a comedy classic of English literature" (Sunday Telegraph)The chase is on in this breakneck comedy of licensed insanity, from the moment when Dr Prentice, a psychoanalyst interviewing a prospective secretary, instructs.

Joe Orton's last play, What the Butler Saw, will live to be accepted as a comedy classic of English literature" (Sunday Telegraph)The chase is on in this breakneck comedy of licensed insanity, from the moment when Dr Prentice, a psychoanalyst interviewing a prospective secretary, instructs her to undress. The plot of What the Butler Saw contains enough twists and turns, mishaps and changes of fortune, coincidences and lunatic logic to furnish three or four conventional comedies

What the Butler Saw book. Joe Orton was taken seriously in the 1960s.

What the Butler Saw book. His style of radically sick humour seemed very modern and had many elements in common with the theatre of the absurd. Indeed his plays are fundamentally strings of unrelated jokes and gags in dreadful taste. I saw it performed posthumously on stage just after the author had been bludgeoned to death by someone to whom he was so grateful that he could not abandon even when his friend had turned sour and finally murderous from envy and spite.

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John Kingsley ("Joe") Orton was an English playwright

John Kingsley ("Joe") Orton was an English playwright. In a short but prolific career lasting from 1964 until his death, he shocked, outraged and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies. The adjective Ortonesque is now used to refer to something characterised by a dark but farcical cynicism. Orton began to write plays in the early 1960s. He wrote his only novel, posthumously published as Head to Toe, in 1959, and had his writing accepted soon afterward.

NBC TV "Madly antic humor. Joe Orton's best comedy. Format Paperback 78 pages. Dimensions 127 x 203 x 4mm 87g. Publication date 30 Nov 2010. Publisher Samuel French Inc. Imprint Samuel French, Inc.

When the British playwright Joe Orton was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell in 1967, he left behind .

When the British playwright Joe Orton was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell in 1967, he left behind one completed and unproduced comedy, What the Butler Saw. Before being bludgeoned to deat. Yet three years later when Orton’s What the Butler Saw was produced posthumously, London audiences hoping for his masterpiece, instead rejected it. The banner headline in The Sun declared: DEAD PLAYWRIGHT BOOED BY GALLERY. Playwright Joe Orton.

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We hold over 13 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 57 million patents and 3 million sound recordings. Open to everyone, the Library also offers exhibitions, events and a Treasures Gallery that displays over 200 items, including The Lindisfarne Gospel, Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook, Shakespeare’s First Folio, lyrics by The Beatles and the world’s earliest dated printed book, Diamond Sutra. 50 years after the play premiered, take a look at the lasting impact of Orton's What The Butler Saw and the contemporary issues it addresses with a panel including directors John Tillinger and Nikolai Foster and actors Hayward Morse and Timothy West.

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Mysterious Wrench
While Orton's cynicism may be somewhat darker than Oscar Wilde's, his wit is every bit as bright. "What the Butler Saw" is a satirical farce that takes aim at the madness of sanity and the insanity of reason. When a psychiatrist attempts to seduce a job applicant and is interrupted by the unexpected return of his wife and a spot inspection by his boss, he must scramble to conceal his doings. As his antics get more and more desperate, he must also find a way to avoid being committed to his own mental asylum as a patient. Fast paced and funny, Orton never misses an opportunity to ridicule social norms and conventional thinking. While I'm not quite sure about the title, I am quite sure it was delightful reading from lights up to lights down.
Xava
I got this a preparation for seeing this play at the Jewel Theatre in Santa Cruz CA, and it did help because the jokes are rapid fire and deadly. I plan to read it again because it is so funny.
Uyehuguita
All sorts of mix ups in this novel, quite a wild ride to read. Definitely check it out! Play came in great condition.
Morlurne
Absurd. Irreverent. And hilarious. May be the funniest book I ever read, certainly the funniest play. Definitely check it out.
Thomand
Still hysterical after all these years. Bawdy and fun!
Vudogal
People say that Orton is similar to Wilde, but I think he can better be described as a funnier version of Harold Pinter. I enjoyed this play, though I'm not sure I'll read Orton's other work.
Dagdage
"What The Butler Saw" is Joe Orton's best play with some of his best lines. I've never understood why a film has never been made, or at least a BBC television production. Very funny and over the top.
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