What the Butler Saw

Definition

Theater

  • The last full-length play by JoeOrton, first performed in 1969 two years after his murder.A Freudian farce, it was a box office success, although some audienceswere shocked by its explicit discussions of sexual perversions; somecritics believed Orton would probably have revised the work had helived. The story takes place in the private clinic of Dr Prenticeand involves rape, blackmail, transvestism, incest, and the privateparts of Sir Winston Churchill.
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