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My most recent synchronicity happened last Friday, which was, you may remember, 15 th April He overtook me, forcing me to consider, as I watched this staging of his first play, not what I made of the production, but what he himself would have made it. Imagine Genet, an apologetic-looking man, his eyebrows pulled low over his eyes, the smooth expanse of his forehead creased into a frown, sitting in the theatre beside me. What would he have thought of the enormous cage in the centre of the stage, the string of bulbs and the red curtain resembling a circus or a wrestling ring? Would this hazy, smoke-filled arena, illuminated by an intricate lighting system overhead, have appealed to him as the setting of his prison-based drama, Haute Surveillance?

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The Faber Shop has reopened. We are currently able to fulfil single item orders. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Deathwatch , Jean Genet's earliest, shortest and most formally straightforward play, was first performed in Paris in The French text of Deathwatch , published by Gallimard, was extensively altered by Genet during rehearsal; and Bernard Frechtman's translation is of the final 'performance' version, which supersedes the original published text.

Three convicts share a cramped prison cell. There is no question as to which of them is the dominant dog in the pack: Green Eyes Yeux-Verts has brutally murdered a woman and is to be executed. Lefranc and the younger novice-like Maurice are inside for less grave crimes. But both of them covet Green Eyes' attention, baiting each other in the process, a duel that drives inexorably toward violence. Jean Genet was born in Paris in An illegitimate child who never knew his parents, he was abandoned to the Public Assistance Authorities.

He was ten when he was sent to a reformatory for stealing; thereafter he spent time in the prisons of nearly every country he visited in thirty years of prowling through the European underworld. With ten convictions for theft in France to his credit he was, the eleventh time, condemned to life imprisonment.

Eventually he was granted a pardon by President Auriol as a result of appeals from France's leading artists and writers led by Jean Cocteau. Jean Genet died in Sign up for free to get first access to tickets.

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The Faber Shop has reopened. We are currently able to fulfil single item orders. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Deathwatch , Jean Genet's earliest, shortest and most formally straightforward play, was first performed in Paris in

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Print Room at the Coronet, London Two prisoners and a condemned man vie for dominion of their cell in a well-executed production leavened by fantasy sequences. Of the three men in the cell, the illiterate prostitute-killer Green-Eyes is the kingpin, while the petty thief Lefranc and the fluttering delinquent Maurice are his jealous and rancorous courtiers. But, although the play captures the shifting alliances among the three prisoners, a sense of monotony inevitably creeps in. Alexander does her best to counter this by inserting dream sequences featuring Emma Naomi, who also plays the prison guard, as a fantasy figure.

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