The Balcony

The Balcony

by Jean Genet, Genet
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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-13:
9780802150349
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Genet, Jean Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
735,584
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.33(d)

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