Share this entry

Share this page

Orton, Joe

Saltos de línea: Joe Orton
Pronunciación: /ˈɔːt(ə)n
 
/

Definición de Orton, Joe en inglés:

( 1933–67), English dramatist; born John Kingsley Orton. He wrote a number of unconventional black comedies, examining corruption, sexuality, and violence; they include Entertaining Mr Sloane (1964) and Loot (1965). Orton was murdered by his homosexual lover, who then committed suicide.

Derivados

Ortonesque

1
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • It's Ortonesque, and it's a great shame that Joe Orton never wrote anything about him because he would have nailed Meek's gothic pantomime life.
  • In his Ortonesque black leather cap, Derek McGhie's Hal is surly and uncomfortable instead of brassy and carefree, adding to the sense that the company hasn't really understood what Orton's anarchic spirit was all about.
  • So great was the impact of Orton's enforced naturalism - double entendres masquerading as information - that a new adjective, ‘Ortonesque’, was coined.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing