Context for 'Loot' by Joe Orton

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  • Created on: 02-03-19 15:17
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  • 'Loot' Context
    • reaction to post-war austerity + strictness
    • relationship with Kenneth Halliwell
      • 1960s homosexuality
      • murdered
    • censorship
      • Mrs McCleavy couldn't be played by an actor
      • recent performances remove censorship
    • (1967)
    • mocking Catholicism
      • mocking funeral traditions
      • "Had euthanasia not been against my religion (...)"
      • "[she returns to her prayers]"
    • farce
      • parody
      • absurdity + witty dialogue
      • city comedy
      • leaving + entering stage
      • black humour
    • swinging sixties
      • 'sexual revolution'
      • controversial
    • influence of Oscar Wilde = humorous + energetic dialogue
    • police brutality
      • Orton = arrested
      • "out of breath with kicking"
      • "I'll kick those teeth through the back of your head"

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