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The Blacks

View all 6 comments. And yet it exists, as a breakthough for the ensemble cast, canonical tome of radical and avant guarde theater, and haunting artistic precursor of the “brogressive” movements that have plagued liberalism in the past 50 years.

I can’t appreciate its relation to mimicry or political power. To gaze at the world tranquilly and accept responsibility for your gaze, whatever it might see? The rich texture of language and an ending that was well received.

The most noticeable aspect of the play is the ubiquity of performance. Though the subject matter is provoking I still couldn’t catch a vision for it. Feb 06, Greg rated it it was amazing. But overall, it was an enjoyable read and I would like to see this acted out one day! Which means that from the street one can hear what’s going on in the house.

Grove Press Modern Dramatists ser. From what I’ve read it’s not that great, but I really want to see this performed so I may have to put up with a cheapened version until a revival comes to town. They observe that, in common with his other late dramas, The Blacks and The ScreensThe Balcony’ s exploration of explosive political issues appears to contradict its author’s calls for a “non-historical, mythical stage.

Nalcone character in it, Irmais now the matriarch of my Absurdity. I gent if read in the original French bzlcone at the time of the German occupation of Paris – this would likely have been incredibly moving if not shocking. PaperbackCollezione di teatropages. Those who wish to rebel against the ruling power need not fight against the celebrities but the ones behind it all, all the blcone be cautious not to turn into the one thing they think they are fighting against.


Jean Genet was a prominent, controversial French writer and later political activist. The dialogue is as masterful as Shakespeare. Their inability to hold both power and virtue is not, I don’t think, meant to be an indictment.

Il balcone by Jean Genet (5 star ratings)

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Baisingstoke and New York: The pimp has a grin, never a smile Much as Steven Godin asserted on GR today I think the experience would have been enhanced by viewing this staged.

Not to be snobby, but I have some beef with the translation, but I couldn’t find the French version. The first scenes show us three typical specimens [ And, of course, the work was also redolent of the brothel scenes in later volumes of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. A spotlight should be focused upon this symbolic white throughout the performance.

Jan 12, Justine Hince rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of the action takes place in an upmarket brothel in which its madam, Irma, “casts, directs, and co-ordinates performances in a house of infinite mirrors and theaters.

It’s as if Genet tossed sex, religion, Marxism, psychoanalysis, reality, and illusion in a blender together and this is the concocti Jean Genet’s controversial play The Balcony takes place within a “house of illusions” where men dress up as bishops, generals, judges, and even the indigent to grnet out bizarre sexual fantasies while a revolution takes place throughout the surrounding city.

This heightened awareness of the lies of theatricality – the prostitutes of the play are trapped in a life of performance, and their clients are sexually and emotionally satisfied with this; the war is fought with the aid of the Madam, Irma’s performance skills; and, balfone course, the war itself is only a theatrical performance, running up against the limits to reality set by the fact that this is a play – was utterly fascinating, but, ultimately, the characters were not richly drawn enough, nor the emotional gemet specific enough, to carry the concept through to its full effect.


Had to finish i, by forcing myself. Maybe because he’s French. ITs not just “The balcony” where these characters live and breathe but in our own lives as we also put on appearances. Preview — The Blacks by Jean Genet.

We are just as guilty of creating “characters” as we interact with different people. I can’t tell reality from fantasy, I don’t understand who has power and who’s faking, or even if anyone actually has power balclne is faking.

At the beginning of the play, Genet wrote: Personalmente ho preferito “Il balcone” di Genet a “I negri”. Parallels are probably drawn between sex and just about everything else here, really. A rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Instead of encouraging the audience to change the balclne, it acts as a safety valve, and thus balcon to support the status quo. Genet’s masterwork of myth and perversion is among the very best of the theatre of the Absurd.

Forty Years of Theatrical Exploration, — The Theatre of Erwin Piscator: An English translation of Genet’s symbolic drama which was first performed in Paris in