The Balcony

Author: Jean Genet
Publisher: Grove Press

The clients of a French brothel act out their fantasies while a revolution rages in the city.

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.

SKU: 9780802150349, 0802150349 Category:

Paperback
Language : English
Published : 1966
Pages : 96