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Joe Orton Writing Styles in Entertaining Mr. Sloane

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Violence

Paradoxical as it might sound, the pivotal point in the comedy of Entertaining Mr Sloane is the killing of Kemp at the end of Act II. Tills genuinely violent scene challenges the customary light tone of comedy and initiates the creation of that special "Ortonesque" quality for which Orton's plays would soon become famous

As Kemp enters at the end of Act II, Sloane slams the door behind him and stalks the old man, who backs away and pathetically calls for Ed, the son he has barely spoken to for the last twenty years. Sloane wrenches Kemp's walking stick away from him, ordering Kemp to sit in a chair, and when Kemp attempts to leave, Sloane pushes him back into the chair and shouts "what you been saying about me?"_ Every time Kemp attempts to rise during the interrogation, Sloane pushes him back down and menaces him until...

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