The Balcony (Genet) (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802150349
ISBN-10: 0802150349
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 21st, 1994
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Genet