Writers: Bernard Frechtman (translation), Jean Genet (play) | 4 more credits» Photos. Leonard Nimoy and Michael Forest in Deathwatch () Add Image. Deathwatch [Jean Genet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Deathwatch, Jean Genet’s earliest play, was first performed in Paris in The two plays featured in this volume represent Genet’s first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify.

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I did actually see a teleplay version of The Maids a while back, deathwatcn really knowing much about Genet, his work, or the characteristics of his theatre. Share this Rating Title: Emil Rest of cast listed alphabetically: I’m just not impressed. I plan on reading more of his stuff. Deathwatch is Genet’s first play. A classic – looking at it for Madshag over the weekend, so I revisited it this week.

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deahhwatch I saw them perform an Ionescu play too. Both plays were intense and uncomfortable, presumably as they were meant to be. Can I still call myself sex-positive if I say that Sartre’s intro essay is masturbatory at best? Start your free trial. Not even in the sense that many people seem to experience Genet’s theatre, which seems to be with a kind of stunned awe.

But neither realizes the lengths to which they will go to gain respect or that, in the end, nothing they can do–including murder–will get them what they are searching for. A small-time thief battles with his deathwahch cellmate over a third illiterate, muscular convict. In these two plays he offers a scathing critique of the bourgeoisie, at the same time as identifying the ways in which we all genst shaped by our work, and our working conditions.


Aug 10, Sketchbook rated it did not like it. There are a few interesting lines in The Maidsbut the plot is silly. However, because these are so stylistically intricate, they fail to ever conclude- or do they?

Sartre’s gender analysis in the introduction, however, can fly a kite. The film was adapted into a film directed by Jwan Morrow and starring Leonard NimoyPaul Mazurskyand Michael Forestall four of whom had performed in earlier stage versions of the play in the s.

Nov 20, sologdin rated it it was ok Shelves: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This article does not cite any sources. When their small potatoes local television show takes them Still, interested to read some of Genet’s n just finished “The Maids” because it was first, but I actually started reading this because of a combination of having just read the Patti Smith bio and “Deathwatch” being the name of a song I like a lot which I am assuming is referencing the second play in this edition.

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Edit Did You Know? Once upon a time it was my most successful POD project ever. Edit Storyline A small-time thief battles with his gay cellmate over a third illiterate, muscular convict. Jul 30, Steve Spencer rated it really liked it Shelves: Do you dust, darling? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I suspect Sartre felt the same way; in his introduction, he only mentions it in passing, by way of drawing out some element of The Maids. In The Maids, two domestic workers, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, try to revenge themselves against society by destroying their employer.


This was partially based, if I’m not mistaken, on an actual French case where two sisters gruesomely murdered their masters. The play dsathwatch with the sisters enacting out a role-playing game where one pretends to be their mistress and the other pretends to be the other sister.

I understand it and can appreciate it, but I don’t particularly enjoy it, I would probably never choose to teach it, and I would probably be fine if I never read it again or saw it performed. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options.

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Deathwatch was a little hard to understand, even though I read it twice. So while I appreciate the play and Genet’s work as important theatrical influences, I wouldn’t say I genuinely enjoyed reading this play. We’re s’posed to be lemmings and praise Genet. I don’t think Deathwatch the play was what Deathwatch the song was referencing.

Genet is one of the great voices in literature and everything else.