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*contains spoilers The British playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967 murdered) had the shortest of careers in the mid-1960s before his long-time lover Kenneth Halliwell (1926-67 sleeping pill overdose) hit him nine times on the forehead with a hammer in their London bedsit and then committed suicide. It is a part of the legend of Orton that…

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*contains spoilers Arthur Miller’s one act play Some Kind of Love Story (1984) barely rates a mention in Timebends and I don’t think Miller considered it an important play. Like Norman Mailer’s Tough Guys Don’t Dance, it was apparently based on a real life case in a New England town. This time a teenager was…

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