The Maids and Deathwatch Two Plays by Jean Genet

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Paperback, Grove Press, 1989, ISBN # 080215056X
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Paperback, Grove Press, 1989, ISBN # 080215056X

The two plays collected in this volume represent Genet's first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify. In The Maids, two domestic workers, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, try to revenge themselves against society by destroying their employer. When their attempt to betray their mistress's lover to the police fails and they are in danger of being found out, they dream of murdering Madame, little aware of the true power behind their darkest fantasy.
In Deathwatch, two convicts try to impress a third, who is on the verge of achieving legendary status in criminal circles. But neither realizes the lengths to which they will go to gain respect or that, in the end, nothing they can do--including murder--will get them what they are searching for.

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Number of Pages: 166
Original Languages: English
Author: Genet, Jean
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Publication Date: July, 1954
ISBN-13: 9780802150561
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.25 x 0.50 IN
ISBN-10: 080215056X
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