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Joe Orton

Playwright (1-Jan-1933 — 9-Aug-1967)


C. W. E. Bigsby. Joe Orton. Routledge. 1982. 79pp.

Arthur Burke. Laughter in the Dark: The Plays of Joe Orton. Greenwich Exchange. 2001. 102pp.

Maurice Charney. Joe Orton. Granite Impex. 1984. 145pp.

Francesca Coppa (editor). Joe Orton: A Casebook. Routledge. 2003. 181pp.

Frank Stephen Galassi. The Absurd Theatre of Joe Orton and N. F. Simpson. New York University. 1971. 498pp.

John Lahr. Prick up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. 1978. 302pp.

John Lahr (editor). The Orton Diaries. HarperCollins. 1988. 304pp.

Susan Rusinko. Joe Orton. Twayne. 1995. 137pp.

Simon Shepherd. Because We're Queers: The Life and Crimes of Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton. GMP. 1989. 167pp.

Yael Zarhy-Levo. The Theatrical Critic as Cultural Agent: Constructing Pinter, Orton and Stoppard as Absurdist Playwrights. Peter Lang. 2001. 158pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1110)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.571)

  8. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.506)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.182)

  10. World Authors 1970-1975 (pp.609-12)

  11. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.149)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.762)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.379)

  14. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.609)

  15. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.630)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.23)

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