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Book Information: Balcony, the

Balcony, the (1956) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: Le Balcon
Original languages: French


Genre: Drama and PlaysFrench

Edition #1: Balcony, the

Balcony, the (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Bernard Frechtman
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Manifested in:

Balcony, the (January 21, 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802150349
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.0 x 0.4
Pages: 96

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