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"Entertaining Mr Sloane" (Modern Classics)

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Description for "Entertaining Mr Sloane" (Modern Classics) Paperback. Re-issue of this 60s classic Series: Modern Classics. Num Pages: 112 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 9. Weight in Grams: 96.
Entertaining Mr Sloane was first staged in 1964. Despite its success in performance, and being hailed by Sir Terence Rattigan as 'the best first play' he'd seen in 'thirty odd years', it was not until the London production of Loot in 1966 - less than a year before Joe Orton's untimely death - that theatre audiences and critics began to more fully appreciate the originality of Orton's elegant, alarming and hilarious writing. Introduced by John Lahr, the author of Orton's biography Prick up Your Ears, Entertaining Mr Sloane is now established as an essential part of the repertoire of the ... Read more

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About Joe Orton
Joe Orton (1933-1967) was an English playwright noted for his black comedies, which combine genteel dialogue with violent and shocking action. Orton left home at 16 to train as an actor. His subversive style of humour first revealed itself in a bizarre incident in 1962, when he and his lover, Kenneth Halliwell were jailed for defacing library books. The two ... Read more

Reviews for "Entertaining Mr Sloane" (Modern Classics)
'This is a play that has dated no more than The Importance of Being Earnest.' Benedict Nightingale, The Times, 31.1.09 'Forty-five years after its London premiere, Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane comes up almost as fresh as a four-leaf clover. If there has been a funnier British comedy since Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, I cannot recall ... Read more

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