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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In The Maids, two domestic workers, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, try to revenge themselves against society by destroying deahtwatch employer. Which by the way, according to Edmund White’s biography, he thought this was his worst work. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The Voyage Home Every Movie I’ve Ever Seen.
Deathwatch review – Genet’s clammily powerful prison struggle
Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Both plays were intense and uncomfortable, presumably as they were meant to be. Homosexual outlaws on a rampage! I would be tickled to learn that the fearsome Genet shied away from profanity for some reason. Anyone who’s played servant for any length of time will immediately get why the plan to off the mistress is sound I don’t know why I always subject myself to re-reading “Deathwatch” when I pull this collection off the shelf.
Full Cast and Crew. This page was last edited on 21 Julyat Edit Cast Credited cast: The second play, Deathwatch is equally dark but ,again, reveals the depths that paranoia and imposed loneliness can drive an individual to sink into even while attempting unsuccessfully to attain some sense of empathy with another doomed soul.
Mar 04, Phillip rated it really liked it Shelves: Once again, Genet seems to be concerned with the hierarchy of power relationships, but beyond that I have no idea what he’s trying to say or why he wrote the play. The other two vie for his respect and affections, so they fight each other.
A brilliantly cruel, hard view of society. I doubt it was all that much better in French in Sep 14, Gabrielle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Good is only an illusion; Evil is a Nothingness which arises upon the ruins of Good.
Is there a higher accolade than genius? It’s probably me–a diet of pop culture with little reading of poetry and drama will do that to you.
Maurice has a deep attachment to Green-Eyes, as does Lefranc, but secretly. Emil Rest of cast listed alphabetically: 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.
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I don’t know why I always subject myself to re-reading “Deathwatch” when I pull this collection off the shelf. Articles lacking sources from July All articles lacking jezn Articles containing French-language text All stub articles. It is my first time to read Genet. To this day I find many parts of it to understand but I love it for reasons of nostalgia and because the language is poetic and fresh, even now.
The Sartre Introduction is long, rambling, and boring. Can I still call myself sex-positive if Jea say that Sartre’s intro essay is masturbatory at best? Nov 20, sologdin rated it it was ok Shelves: I did actually see a teleplay version of The Maids a while back, without really knowing much about Genet, his work, or the characteristics of his theatre. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Deathwatch was a little hard to understand, even though I read it twice.
The Maids & Deathwatch
deathwqtch When their attempt to betray their mistress’s lover 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 jjean vilify. Share this Rating Title: I don’t think Deathwatch the play was what Deathwatch the song was referencing. There are a few interesting lines in The Maidsbut the plot is silly. Jan 04, Gregorio rated it really liked it.
Green-Eyes Yeux-Verts has killed a woman and is to be guillotined. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
And the context is whirligig as Sartre would call it — criminals and saints, love, desire, murder. I’m just not impressed.
In Deathwatch, two convicts try to impress a third, who is on the verge of achieving legendary status in criminal circles. Jan 10, Kay rated it it was ok Shelves: This article does not cite any sources. Thanks for telling us about the problem.