The Maids and Deathwatch

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The Maids and Deathwatch

The two plays collected in this volume represent Genet’s first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify. In The Maids, two domestic workers, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, try to revenge themselves against society by destroying their employer. When their attempt to betray their mistress’s lover to the police fails and they are in danger of being found out, they dream of murdering Madame, little aware of the true power behind their darkest fantasy. In Deathwatch, two convicts try to impress a third, who is on the verge of achieving legendary status in criminal circles. 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.

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The Maids and Deathwatch
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Jean Genet
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-02-16 - Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

The two plays collected in this volume represent Genet’s first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify. In The Maids, two domestic workers, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, try to revenge themselves against society by destroying their employer.
Jean Genet
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: David Bradby, Claire Finburgh
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-15 - Publisher: Routledge

This book is the only introductory text to Genet in English, offering an overview of this key figure in defining and understanding twentieth-century theatre. The authors provide a comprehensive account of Genet's key plays and productions, his early life and his writing for and beyond the theatre.
Deathwatch/The Maids
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Pit Theatre
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher:

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The Maids. Deathwatch. Two Plays, Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Jean Genet
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1954 - Publisher:

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The Theatre of the Absurd
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Martin Esslin
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-02 - Publisher: Vintage

In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco,