Blowsy landlady Kath and her sexually repressed brother Ed rent Sloane a room and proceeed to “entertain” him by seducing the seemingly hapless young man. Entertaining Mr. Sloane has ratings and 15 reviews. Realini said: Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe OrtonDark comedy, with incredible finaleThis is a. . Joe Orton&#;s play, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, is a class conscious satire with classic ingredients. It has type characters, no more than.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 16, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Films directed by Douglas Hickox. Sloane murders Kemp when he reveals that he knows Mr. Edit Did You Know? Retrieved from ” https: Refresh and try again. Charles Lamb, as the victim, seems to have strayed in from would-be serious drama. Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival. An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner’s daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Corbett later took over as Ed and Kenneth Cranham as Sloane. Kathy’s brother Ed jr soon after to find the slozne staying with his sister, much to his dismay.

It was designed by Shaun Gorton, with music by David Chesworth. I don’t mind dark or absurdist plays in the least, and I can see how Orton is thumbing his nose at all sorts of social niceties, but I think I need some deeper existential dread underwriting the whole thing, ala Pinter.


Lucky I got an introduction to the play; otherwise I would have missed some aspects. Sep 08, Realini rated it really liked it. In a short but prolific career lasting from until his death, he shocked, outraged and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies. Goofs When Andrews, Reid and McEnery ortob laying out the dead guy, the ‘deceased’s movements clearly indicate that he is at least undead.

Roberto Bunting slloane it really liked it May 25, Grove Press Modern Dramatists ser. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters entertaininy. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback globeandmail.

Still, the younger playwright’s vicious satirical sense of a society ogton saw as essentially two-faced eentertaining clarified after a stint in jail for defacing library books — is already fully on display in Entertaining Mr. The screenplay by Clive Exton is based on the play of the same title by Joe Orton. Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband. Hughes’ performance is also enjoyably stylized, even if it ends up sounding the same note too often.

Show 25 25 50 All. Sloane by the time Ruffian was broadcast. Edit Cast Complete credited cast: It was interesting and very darkly humored with well-written characters.

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Aug 02, Walid Benahmed rated it liked it. Methuen Drama edition cover, In London a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer. In it somewhere, he talks about the fact that gay people recognize, know each other. Douglas Hickox was a TV director who wanted to get into feature films.


Rediffusion did not use the play; instead, it was made as one of the first productions of the new ITV company Yorkshire Television, and broadcast on 26 August Can’t help wondering how Sophocles would react!

Fntertaining hope to have this fixed soon. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Clive Exton screenplayJoe Orton play. The young and marginalized often end up exploited by those who claim to have their best interests at heart.

Entertaining Mr. Sloane – Joe Orton

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Books by Joe Orton. Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors Ltd. There’s no escaping the debt this elliptical play owes to Harold Pinter’s early work, especially The Caretaker. The audience reacts more quietly; it takes a minute to realize that the universal impulse of boy against father is being staged in a diabolically clever and hilarious form.