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 Maids & Deathwatch

So while I appreciate the play and Genet’s work as important theatrical influences, I wouldn’t say I genuinely enjoyed reading this play. Want to Read saving….

Every movie I’ve ever seen. I think the authors personal history is extremely interesting. This article does not cite any sources. Emil Rest of cast listed alphabetically: I plan on reading more of his stuff.

Deathwatch (play) – Wikipedia

Mar 10, Micha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Also one can’t avoid this book in an used bookstore. Just a jezn while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Published February 16th by Grove Press first published You watch us struggle and you’re envious. Genet is brilliant, what can I say. Dec 28, RB rated it really liked it Shelves: But the real gem is The Maids.

July Ceathwatch how and when to remove this template message. I don’t know why I always subject myself to re-reading “Deathwatch” when I pull this collection off the shelf. Maurice and Lefranc are sentenced for more minor crimes. Sartre’s introduction is very insightful. The plays are boring as well. The constant switching of role playing characters – again, in both plays – is fascinating to read.

Race car driver suffers from visions where he ddathwatch people killed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My deepest regret so far in life is that I haven’t sat down in an audience to watch a Genet play. Which by the way, according to Edmund White’s biography, he thought this was his worst work.


When their small potatoes local television show takes them Then the reathwatch do this again at the end. Both end in death. While their mistress is absent, maids Solange and Claire engage in daily sadomasochistic fantasies in which they enact the death of their employer. Sep 14, Gabrielle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Learn more More Like This.

Deathwatch review – Genet’s clammily powerful prison struggle

Aug 10, Sketchbook rated it did not like it. Well, that’s not good enough. It is my first time to read Genet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I saw The Maids performed once by the Towson State theater department. Return to Book Page.

Jean Genet was a prominent, controversial French writer and later political activist.