[EPUB] ✸ Loot ✻ Joe Orton – E17streets4all.co.uk A black farce masterpiece Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves Hal and Dennis Dennis is a hearse driver for an undertaker They have robbed the bank next door to the funeral parlour and have A black farce masterpiece Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves Hal and Dennis Dennis is a hearse driver for an undertaker They have robbed the bank next door to the funeral parlour and have returned to Hal's home to hide out with the Loot Hal's mother has just died and the pair put the money in her coffin hiding the body elsewhere in the house With the arrival of Inspector Truscott the thickened plot turns topsy turvy Playing with all the conventions of popular farce Orton creates a world gone mad and examines in detail English attitudes at mid century The play has been called a Freudian nightmare which sports with superstitions about death and life It is regularly produced in professional and amateur productions First produced in London in Loot was hailed as the most genuinely uick witted pungent and sprightly entertainment by a new young British playwright for a decade Sunday TelegraphThe Student Edition offers a plot summary full commentary character notes and uestions for study besides a chronology and bibliography.
John Kingsley Joe Orton was 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 dark but farcical cynicismOrton began to write plays in the early s He wrote his only novel posthumously published a.
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