The Resource Prick up your ears : the biography of Joe Orton, John Lahr, (electronic resource)

Prick up your ears : the biography of Joe Orton, John Lahr, (electronic resource)

Label
Prick up your ears : the biography of Joe Orton
Title
Prick up your ears
Title remainder
the biography of Joe Orton
Statement of responsibility
John Lahr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This mesmerizing story of playwright and author Joe Orton's brief and remarkable life was named book of the year by Truman Capote and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Patrick White Told with precision and extensive detail, Prick Up Your Ears is the engrossing biography of playwright and novelist Joe Orton. Orton's public career spanned only three years (1964-1967), but his work made a lasting mark on the international stage. From Entertaining Mr. Sloane to his career-making Loot, Orton's plays often shocked, sometimes outraged, and always captivated audiences with their dark yet farcical cynicism. A rising star and undeniable talent, Orton left much undone when he was bludgeoned to death by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, who had educated Orton and also dreamed of becoming a famous writer. Prick Up Your Ears was the basis for the distinguished 1987 film of the same name, directed by Stephen Frears, with a screenplay by Alan Bennett, and starring Gary Oldman and Vanessa Redgrave. A brilliant, page-turning examination of the dueling forces behind Orton's work, Prick Up Your Ears secured the playwright's reputation as a great twentieth-century artist
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lahr, John
Dewey number
822/.9/14
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orton, Joe
  • Dramatists, English
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Prick up your ears : the biography of Joe Orton, John Lahr, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453288757
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11549802
Publisher number
MWT11549802
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Prick up your ears : the biography of Joe Orton, John Lahr, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453288757
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11549802
Publisher number
MWT11549802
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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