The Balcony (REV)

The Balcony (REV)

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Author/Contributor(s): Genet, Jean
Publisher: Grove Press
Date: 01/21/1994
Binding: Paperback. 96p.
5.36"(w) x 8.22"(l)
Condition: NEW
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.