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The Screens
     

The Screens

by Jean Genet
 

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Jean Genet was one of the world’s greatest contemporary dramatists, and his last play, The Screens, is his crowning achievement. It strikes a powerful, closing chord to the formidable theatrical work that began with Deathwatch and continued, with even bolder variations, in The Maids, The Balcony, and The Blacks.

Explicitly political, The Screens is set

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Jean Genet was one of the world’s greatest contemporary dramatists, and his last play, The Screens, is his crowning achievement. It strikes a powerful, closing chord to the formidable theatrical work that began with Deathwatch and continued, with even bolder variations, in The Maids, The Balcony, and The Blacks.

Explicitly political, The Screens is set within the context of the Algerian War. The play’s cast of over fifty characters moves through seventeen scenes, the world of the living breaching the world of the dead by means of shifting the screens—the only scenery—in a brilliant tour de force of spectacle and drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802194312
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/20/1994
Series:
Genet, Jean
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
1,127,381
File size:
426 KB

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