Diary of a Somebody
Diary of a Somebody by John Lahr
OUT OF PRINT
John Lahr's successful dramatization of The Orton Diaries chronicles the last eight months of Joe Orton's life, his growing theatrical celebrity and the corresponding punishing effect it had on his relationship with his friend and mentor Kenneth Halliwell, who murdered him on August 9, 1967, and then took his own life. The play incorporates into the collage of Orton's words, his letters, literary fragments, psychiatric reports, and Lahr's unused taped material from sources for his biography of Orton, Prick Up Your Ears.