Blowsy landlady Kath and her sexually repressed brother Ed rent Sloane a room and proceeed to “entertain” him by seducing the seemingly hapless young man. Entertaining Mr. Sloane has ratings and 15 reviews. Realini said: Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe OrtonDark comedy, with incredible finaleThis is a. . Joe Orton&#;s play, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, is a class conscious satire with classic ingredients. It has type characters, no more than.

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The Broadway production, directed by Alan Schneideropened at the Lyceum Theatre on 12 October and closed after 13 performances. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Now we get to identify a flamboyant, exuberant attitude, but that is only in a few cases so openly displayed. Indeed, his success as a movie star almost undermines his return to theater.

After that, the last 30 minutes drags a lot for me but with a conclusion that goes back to the special connection between Kath, Ed, and Sloane that I felt that it fits them.

Upon finding out that they also had a woman with them, Ed divulges that he feels women are crude, and misleading. Jeo 08, Steve rated it it was ok Shelves: The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Aug 02, Walid Benahmed rated it liked it. The works of Joe Orton.


Eventually, it got towed. If people like this movie, it’s for the sheer oddness, not because it has any of the qualities evinced by the play.

Entertaining Mr. Sloane

Scarecrow Press — via Google Books. Being warned about gay aspects, I looked for the red flags and knew how to interpret situations like the one when Kemp, the father finds his son Ed in a situation so disturbing, that he stops talking to his son.

Kath and Ed sister and brother have a special connection with Sloane, the young handsome lodger at Kath’s home. It may be foolish and romantic to ascribe prescience to those who die young and under tragic circumstances, but there’s still something chilling about how ahead of his time Orton seems now. Lists with This Book. Charles Lamb, as the victim, seems to have strayed in from would-be serious drama.

Entertaining Mr. Sloane: A year-old satire that retains the power to shock – The Globe and Mail

Take the homosexual aspect, which seems to have escaped others, when the play was initially staged. The turning point in Entertaining Mr.

Despite Ed’s initial opposition to Mr Sloane staying with his sister, after speaking with Sloane, Ed eventually relents and even goes so far as to offer him a job as his chauffeur. Retrieved 2 May An aging zloane hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to keep buried.

They spent two years trying to raise finance. A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure.


Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane – review: From the archive, 30 June | Stage | The Guardian

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Orton’s next work was Loot, written between June and October By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Sloane’s “just desserts” are not what one would expect. Ed, played with beady eyes and a twitchy sleaziness by Hughes, lets the lrton out of the bag in one memorable speech. Sloane by Joe Orton tells the story of a teen boy who takes up lodgings with the sex starved Kath and her elderly father after a chance meeting at the library.

See my other oorton here! Ed, played by Sean Taylor, is horribly chauvinistic and a complete megalomaniac. Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? Her closeted brother Ed makes him the chauffeursloanr with a tight leather uniform, of his pink Pontiac Parisienne convertible.

Orton began to write plays in the early s. Vatican spokesman and deputy suddenly resign, capping year of upheaval.