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Joe Orton: Twayne's English Authors Series Author: Susan Rusinko
Title: Joe Orton: Twayne's English Authors Series
ISBN: 0805770348
ISBN13: 978-0805770346
Other Formats: azw doc mobi mbr
Pages: 137 pages
Publisher: Twayne Publishers; 1 edition (September 20, 1995)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1319 kb
Size EPUB version: 1493 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism

In this penetrating analysis of Orton's writing, Susan Rusinko uses as a point of departure the image of Orton as clown and trickster, following in the tradition of the Lord of Misrule. She intersperses her analysis of Orton's three landmark plays with commentary on his four short plays for radio and television (two later revised for the stage), his posthumously published novel, his published but unproduced film script for the Beatles, his sketch for Kenneth Tynan's Oh, Calcutta!, and his renowned Diaries, published posthumously in 1986, wherein much of the nature of his outsider's take on society is revealed. Rusinko argues that Orton, Pinter, and Stoppard belong to the tradition of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, as reinvigorators of stage language not in evidence since the Renaissance. She places Orton in the rebellious tradition of such writers as Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, William Wycherley, and William Congreve, noting that, like that of the emigres Joyce and Beckett, Orton's rebellion took shape only when, at the age of 17, he left his middle-class hometown of Leicester for good.