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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And the context is whirligig as Sartre would call it — criminals and saints, love, desire, murder. Published February 16th by Grove Press first published Apr 29, Scott Moore rated it really liked it. Add the first question. Deathwatch reads like Sartre’s No Exit relocated deathaatch a prison setting and given a slight homoerotic frisson.
Good is only an illusion; Evil is a Nothingness which arises upon the ruins of Good. Once upon a time it was my most successful POD project ever. I doubt it was all that much better in French in Nov 04, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Mar 10, Micha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Genet is, of course, a ‘master’ at depicting such things.
The Maids & Deathwatch
When you circle round, you watch us live. This was partially based, if I’m not mistaken, on an actual French case where two sisters gruesomely murdered their masters.
Related News Prison Time! Share this Rating Title: Genet is brilliant, what can I say. I don’t remember caring much for the teleplay at the time either.
Maurice and Lefranc are sentenced for more minor crimes. In fact their sentence traps them in a solitude and an immense unhappiness which lends them a certain dignity. Want to Read saving…. Genet’s original intention was that the two maids and Madame, be performed by male actors.
Deathwatch review – Genet’s clammily powerful prison struggle | Stage | The Guardian
Rather its a disorienting psychological study of love and hate, and how the two really are the same. Emil Rest of cast listed alphabetically: I plan on reading more of his stuff.
It’s probably me–a diet of pop culture with little reading of poetry and drama will do that to you. 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.
The film was adapted into a film directed by Vic Morrow and starring Leonard NimoyPaul Mazurskyand Michael Forestall four of whom had performed in earlier stage versions of the play in the s. Also one can’t avoid this book in an used bookstore. Full Cast and Crew. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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.
I think Genet is making points about levels of power in master-servant relationships, also in deathwath relationships, but the play is disturbing and visceral enough that those points get subsumed in a horror film.
In these two plays he offers a scathing critique of the bourgeoisie, at the same time as identifying the ways in which we all are shaped by deathwatcch work, and our deathwwtch conditions.
My deepest regret so far in life is that I haven’t sat down in an audience to watch a Genet play. Thanks for telling us about the problem. We’re s’posed to be lemmings and praise Genet. Two low rent paranormal investigators and their crew of losers scour metro Detroit haunts looking for proof of life after death.
A classic – looking at it for Madshag deathwatcj the weekend, so I revisited it this week. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Oct 09, Josefine added it Shelves: Which by the way, according to Edmund White’s biography, he thought this was his worst work. deathwatcy
Deathwatch review – Genet’s clammily powerful prison struggle
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. Aug 28, JS Found rated it it was amazing. Jul 03, Karlo Mikhail rated it really liked it.