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Orton, Joe

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːt(ə)n/
(1933–67), English playwright; 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.

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