Writers: Bernard Frechtman (translation), Jean Genet (play) | 4 more credits» Photos. Leonard Nimoy and Michael Forest in Deathwatch () Add Image. Deathwatch [Jean Genet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Deathwatch, Jean Genet’s earliest play, was first performed in Paris in The two plays featured in this volume represent Genet’s first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify.

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It is my first time to read Genet.

I saw them perform an Ionescu play too. Genet is, of course, a ‘master’ at depicting such things. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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May 30, MM rated it liked it. Add the first question. Start your free trial. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating edathwatch. I think the authors personal history is extremely interesting.

There is some latent homoeroticism. So while I appreciate the play and Genet’s work as important theatrical influences, I wouldn’t say I genuinely enjoyed reading this play. Dec 08, Shannon Fox rated it liked it Shelves: I doubt it was all that much better in French in An ESP expert believes that his visions will really happen. The Maids was incredible, Sartre’s analysis was indulgent and disorienting, and you won’t be missing anything if you skip Deathwatch.


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Its just fascinating — its metacommentary on role-playing, the imaginary world conjured by the actors, and how the acting subverts these illusions. Jran by Jean Genet. There are a few interesting lines in The Maidsbut the plot is silly.

Race car driver suffers from visions where he sees people killed.

Nov 20, sologdin rated it it was ok Shelves: Edit Cast Credited cast: Sartre’s introduction is very insightful. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The play opens with the sisters enacting out a role-playing game where one pretends to be their mistress and the other pretends to be the other sister. The two plays featured in this volume represent Genet’s first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify.

I liked the Deathwatch better than the Maids, but after reading Sartre’s introduction I read it in the end on purposeI was amazed by Sartre’s great mind and his understanding of Deaghwatch.

Deathwatch review – Genet’s clammily powerful prison struggle

Articles lacking sources from July All articles lacking sources Articles containing French-language text All stub articles. It almost feels like a parody of Genet, although he wrote it himself.

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Then the they do this again at the end. The second text is a prison narrative, Deathwatchinvolving deathwahch politics of inmate hierarchies and how they interface with official authority. Also about the degeneracy of being a maid, if you think yourself not in My first Genet.

Still, interested to read some of Genet’s n just finished “The Maids” because it was first, but I actually started reading this because of a combination of having just read the Patti Smith bio and “Deathwatch” being the name of a song I like a lot which I am assuming is referencing the second play in this edition. I Should rectify that. When their small potatoes local television show takes them Open Preview See a Problem?

The Maids & Deathwatch

Three prisoners are locked up in the same cell. Refresh and try again.

Good is only an illusion; Deathwath is a Nothingness which arises upon the ruins of Good. View all 9 comments. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Well, that’s not good enough.