The Balcony 9780802150349 | 9780802194299 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

The Balcony

Jean Genet
eISBN-13: 9780802194299

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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.

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ISBNs 9780802150349, 9780802150349, 080219429X, 9780802194299
Language English
Number of Pages 96