9780413567604

Loot (Methuen Drama Modern Plays)

Orton, Joe

ISBN 10: 0413567605 / 0-413-56760-5
ISBN 13: 9780413567604
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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A black farce masterpiece, Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves, Hal and Dennis. Dennis is a hearse driver for an undertaker. They have robbed the bank next door to the funeral parlour and have returned to Hal's home to hide-out with the loot. Hal's mother has just died and the pair put the money in her coffin, hiding the body elsewhere in the house. With the arrival of Inspector Truscott, the thickened plot turns topsy-turvy. Playing with all the conventions of popular farce, Orton creates a world gone mad and examines in detail English attitudes at mid-century. The play has been called a Freudian nightmare, which sports with superstitions about death - and life. It is regularly produced in professional and amateur productions. First produced in London in 1966, Loot was hailed as "the most genuinely quick-witted, pungent and sprightly entertainment by a new, young British playwright for a decade" ( Sunday Telegraph).

The Student Edition offers a plot summary, full commentary, character notes and questions for study, besides a chronology and bibliography.

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"It's Oscar Wilde crossed with Monty Python."—USA Today

Loot is a wild parody of detective fiction, adding the blackest farce and jabs at established ideas on death, the police, religion, and justice.

This is the student edition of Joe Orton’s classic farce, first produced in London in 1966. It offers a plot summary, full commentary, character notes, and questions for study, along with a chronology and bibliography.

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