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Book jacket/back: The setting of Jean Genet's celebrated play is a brothel that caters to refined sensibilities and peculiar tastes. Here men from all walks of life don the garb of their fantasies and act them out: a man from the gas company wears the robe and mitre of a bishop; another customer becomes a flagellant judge, and still another a victorious general, while a bank clerk defiles the Virgin mary. These costumed diversions take place while outside a revolution rages which has isolated the brothel from the rest of the rebel-controlled city. In a stunning series of macabre, climactic scenes, Genet presents his caustic view of man and society.

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“The Balcony is probably the most stunning subversive work of literature to be created since the writings of the famous Marquis.... A major dramatic achievement.” –– Robert Brustein, The New Republic

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< div> & #8220; The Balcony is probably the most stunning subversive work of literature to be created since the writings of the famous Marquis.... A major dramatic achievement.& #8221; & #8211; & #8211; Robert Brustein, The New Republic< /div>

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ISBN:
9780802150349
Translator:
Frechtman, Bernard
Author:
Frechtman, Bernard
Author:
Genet, Jean
Author:
Genet
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Genet, Jean
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Genet, Jean - Translations into English
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Genet, Jean
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 5 oz

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“The Balcony is probably the most stunning subversive work of literature to be created since the writings of the famous Marquis.... A major dramatic achievement.” –– Robert Brustein, The New Republic
"Synopsis" by , < div> & #8220; The Balcony is probably the most stunning subversive work of literature to be created since the writings of the famous Marquis.... A major dramatic achievement.& #8221; & #8211; & #8211; Robert Brustein, The New Republic< /div>
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