La ladra La Read more about genet, enrico, bordello, brothel, teatro and irma. Ottawa: Bibliothèque Nationale du Canada, 2 microfiches. Canadian theses on microfiche. [Can] • H Genet, Jean: Il balcone. Pref. di Franco Fortini. Results 61 – 90 of Discover Book Depository’s huge selection of Jean-Genet books online. Free delivery Genet Jean Vincent. 18 Sep . Il balcone.

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I lost count of how many times I have read this play, furthermore I have watched it being rehearsed over and over and performed three times, still I am quite sure I do not understand what is going on.

So entertaining and thought-provoking, intellectually stimulating and geent quite shocking, The Balcony kicks some major existential butt.

She was a masterfully crafted character and belongs with her male counterpart, Harold Pinter’s Lenny from The Homecomingas my philosophical King and Queen. Mar 23, Io rated it liked it Shelves: Would it perturb you to see things as they are?

Maybe I hold back from giving it a 5 star rating just so I can contrast i Genet, ever the expert observor of social relations as determined by power roles, takes a look at them here in the context of a brothel where people can enact their sexual fantasies by donning the garb of a bishop or a general, etc. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the case genett this play, illusion is more powerful than the people who play into them. Madame Irma runs her brothel in order bwlcone let her clients live out their fantasies while she herself feels trapped in the reality she’s created.


Jul 24, Charlie David rated it it was ok. I really liked the beginning and the ending had its moments but for much of the ending I was just like, eh? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Very clever and Brechtian experimental theater. This is the first work of Genet’s that I’ve read, and I think I will at least read his debut novel, Our Lady of the Flowersbefore reaching any conclusions about Genet’s work overall. Though long winded, this play is infamous for a reason. Balcohe power figures can see their likenesses as characters in the whorehouse, realizing just how famous they have become.

The Blacks by Jean Genet

No trivia or quizzes yet. Rather, it is meant to point to the reality that the powerful exist without virtue. Byers rated it liked it. Apr 05, Chloe rated it it was amazing. I read “The Maids” a while back and was more impressed by this lesser-known work from Bqlcone. In any case, it’s worth my time to finish off both my degrees with this fabulous little play and it’s worth your time to read it.

Maybe because he’s French. A Journal of Radical Perspectives on the Arts 4 Like everything Genet ever ballcone, this is great.

Jean Genet

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Genet employs the image of a house of ilusions, a brothel, in which, it must however be recalled, sexuality plays almost no role, and in which we are principally shown the desire for power [ Jean Genet’s “The Balcony” addresses the desire and lust for power, fame, and celebrity through the guise of a brothel.


The judge, the general, and the bishop, the men who inhabit these costumes must act as a judge, general, or bishop This was far out man.

All the characters are moved by forces and stage baclone greater i, themselves. Jun 06, Roland rated it really liked it. All of these elements continually slide around and meld together in different ways. Dec 29, R. I’m not unhappy to have read it, but I might get more enjoyment out of it after reading about it some more. Want to Read saving…. This book is a work of dramatic genius. Sep 14, Alessia Savi rated it liked it.

The Balcony

Baisingstoke and New York: You could go on and on asking questions about this play – a true mark of its genius. This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Balcnoe became chic at some point. For while she was with the police, a hand beckoned her into an inner room and she was told, off the record, that if she proceeded with this play, a riot would be organized by the police, naturally!