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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Witty
This is a great compilation of Orton's plays. The introduction is very accessable and gives a good grounding for anyone studying Orton. Joe Orton had a profoundly interesting life history and this introduction helps convey that life and character. The plays sell themselves - they are all intensely funny, intelligent, subtle and contain the wit of Oscar Wilde's finest...
Published on 22 Jun. 2002 by natalie allen

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3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't enjoy the plays as much
Mint condition, on time. Didn't enjoy the plays as much, especially the last one. For no other reason than I read the last week of Orton's diaries before starting that particular one and came to realise what kind of man Orton could have turned into. Strange sort of taste and while some things I found likeable I think his sort of macabre is not for me. I felt this whilst...
Published 5 months ago by Taylor Corrigan


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5.0 out of 5 stars Complete plays - Joe Orton, 10 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Complete Plays: "Entertaining Mr. Sloane", "Loot", "What the Butler Saw", "The Ruffian on the Stair", "The Erpingham Camp", "Funeral Games", and "The ... "Funeral Games" "Good and Faithful Servant" (Paperback)
This is a smashing book and a good read. What more can one say? If you like Orton, you'll love this.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loot - By far the best play in the bunch, 6 Dec. 2009
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This review is from: Complete Plays: "Entertaining Mr. Sloane", "Loot", "What the Butler Saw", "The Ruffian on the Stair", "The Erpingham Camp", "Funeral Games", and "The ... "Funeral Games" "Good and Faithful Servant" (Paperback)
'Loot' is one of Orton's best plays, some of the others don't live up to it which is a shame.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 12 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Complete Plays: "Entertaining Mr. Sloane", "Loot", "What the Butler Saw", "The Ruffian on the Stair", "The Erpingham Camp", "Funeral Games", and "The ... "Funeral Games" "Good and Faithful Servant" (Paperback)
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