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Orton, Joe

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːt(ə)n
 
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Definition of Orton, Joe in English:

( 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.

Derivatives

Ortonesque

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adjective
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.

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