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Benedict Andrews’s version of Jean Genet’s play, starring Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert, reduces Genet’s thinking to curse words and. Complete summary of Jean Genet’s The Maids. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Maids. In August Jean Genet’s scandalous play The Maids was revived at Lincoln Center Festival as a star vehicle for Cate Blanchett and.

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Mar 10, Micha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Part of the family and second class citizen. The Globe and MailSeptember 19, The sisters were discovered alive, in bed together, a bloody hammer by their side.

The Maids & Deathwatch

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Claire and Solange’s mask-like look has important uses. The real Madame always seems to return just as they’re about to reach the big climax.

Dearly departed in …. The sisters escape the boredom and drudgery of domestic service by taking it in turns to impersonate their Mistress, whom they fantasise about killing. But this isn’t a straightforward femme fatale thriller. We’re s’posed to be lemmings and praise Genet. Genet was gay, wrote about it, and apparently his work mids banned in many countries because of it.

Not even in the sense that many people seem to experience Genet’s theatre, which seems to be with a kind of stunned awe. A pretty good selection of plays brought to us by Paul? Deathwatch makes more sense, but there aren’t any specific lines that are notable.


Deathwatch reads like Sartre’s No Exit relocated to a prison setting and given a slight homoerotic frisson. Ronaldo ‘not obsessed’ by individual trophies Football.

The Maids review at Home, Manchester – ‘striking and stylish staging’

Still, interested to read some of Genet’s novels. Insinuations are made, orders given, insults hurled, slaps tendered. For the film adaptation, see The Maids film. Dec 28, RB rated it really liked it Shelves: I doubt it was all that much maics in French in An unknonw error has occurred. What I do know is that they won’t be playing maidss same part on two consecutive nights.

Then the they do this again at the end. There are three characters here, instead of two, all in prison.

I saw The Maids performed once by the Towson State theater department. More by Tony Adler. They made a grisly discovery. There’s a moment late in the play when Hinkypunk’s Solange gets a glimpse beyond her folie a deux, recognizes the inevitability of what’s to come next for her and her little jeaj, and gives in to it. We and our partners use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

The Maids review at Home, Manchester

Role-playing The Maids was hotcha topic in the 50s, how tiresome today. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Genet is brilliant, what can I say. Oct 14, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This play by Genet is no mere role-playing fantasy.


Email required Address never made public. It is interesting to speculate as to the reasons. Juan and Fabregas electrified the stage. Director Anton Juan’s use of so many actors of various genders, ages, backgrounds and personalities to play the role of Madame for each of jeann many play dates allows for various interpretations of the role.

Genet’s play is not just about an act of murder, but about acting and acting out.

The Maids – Wikipedia

Today she wears one pair of shoes and gets killed; tomorrow she wears another and does the killing”. After each Sunday matinee there will be a talkback with the director and the actors.

Bartlett quotes the Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo, a friend of Genet, who said: The focus of their role-playing is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying both sides of the jeann divide. Gejet, who directed the Broadway production of Take Me Alongas well as Shakespeare, opera and contemporary musicals, welcomed the chance to tackle Genet.

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At the start the cast members, clad in orange prison jumpsuits and stocking masks, tease and menace the audience. Apr 29, Scott Moore rated it really liked it.