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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The plays were definitely really good and I would love love love to see them performed, but I think one of the things that amused me most was Sartre’s introduction. Jan 04, Gregorio rated it really liked it. Nov 04, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. And the context is whirligig as Sartre would call it — criminals and saints, love, desire, murder.

I plan on reading more of his stuff. It also wasn’t as good as The Maids. Deathwatch makes more sense, but there aren’t any specific lines that are notable.

View all 9 comments. 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 our work, and our working conditions.

In a fictional country, the Madam of a brothel satisfies the erotic fantasies of her customers, while a revolution is sweeping the nation. For me this play simply is. Jul 30, Steve Spencer rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 14, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: In a future where dying of illness is exceedingly rare, a terminally ill woman becomes a celebrity and a man with camera implants goes to secretly record her for a morbid TV show.


Lists with This Book. The Maids is a very compelling two person play about mad sisters who work as servants for a rich woman. A small-time thief battles with his gay cellmate over a third illiterate, muscular convict.

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Jul 03, Karlo Mikhail rated it really liked it. I don’t know why I always subject myself deathwatcy re-reading “Deathwatch” when I pull this collection off the shelf. I think the authors personal history is extremely interesting. We’re s’posed to be lemmings and praise Genet.

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Add the first question. They plan on killing her. The Maids is loosely based on the infamous Paoin sisters who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter, in Francethough dewthwatch play is not the story of the Papin sisters as such.

Rather its a disorienting psychological study of love and hate, and how the two really are the same. I don’t think Deathwatch the play was what Deathwatch the song was referencing. Every movie I’ve ever seen.

So while I appreciate the play and Genet’s work as important theatrical influences, I wouldn’t say I genuinely enjoyed reading this play. The plays are boring as well. Apr 29, Scott Moore rated it really liked it.

Deathwatch review – Genet’s clammily powerful prison struggle

This page was last edited on 21 Julyat Return to Book Page. Well, that’s not good enough. Retrieved from ” https: The constant switching of role playing characters – again, in both plays – is fascinating to read.


Aug 17, Drew rated it really liked it Shelves: Snowball himself is also condemned to death his presence in the play is only evoked, not actual and along with Green-Eyes they are considered the Kings of the prison. Dec 08, Shannon Fox rated it liked it Shelves: Lefranc, who is constantly in conflict with Maurice especially because of Green-Eyes’s woman whom both of them desireends up strangling him in order to join Green-Eyes in his solitude and dejection. A very interesting take on gender roles, and how people mirror each other, draw from each other, change on the energy of each other, and have no real one identity of their own.

I did this play in HS and I was the understudy for all three roles as well as the stage manager.

Green-Eyes Yeux-Verts has killed a woman and is to be guillotined. Want to Read saving…. The other two vie for his respect and affections, so they fight each other.

Which by the way, according to Edmund White’s biography, he thought this was his worst work.

The Maids & Deathwatch

I don’t remember caring much for the teleplay at the time either. But this isn’t a straightforward femme fatale thriller. Which villain would come out on top? Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Can I still call myself sex-positive if I say that Sartre’s intro essay is masturbatory at best? Not even in the sense that many people seem to experience Genet’s theatre, which seems to be with a kind of stunned awe.