Discussion of themes and motifs in Jean Genet’s Deathwatch. eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of Deathwatch so you can excel on. Dive deep into Jean Genet’s Deathwatch with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. The Maids & Deathwatch has ratings and 44 reviews. The two plays featured in this volume represent Genet’s first attempts to analyze the mores of a .

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I have seen several films such as this but this one tops the list of ones not to watch. Views Read Edit View history. Works by Jean Genet. A Song of Love.

It is my first time to read Genet. Genet was gay, wrote about it, and apparently his work was banned in many countries because of it. But so is Genet with his queer brawls.

Nov 20, sologdin rated it it was ok Shelves: This play is a confusingly transitional work. Edit Cast Credited cast: This article does not cite any sources.

Deathwatch review – Genet’s clammily powerful prison struggle

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?


There are a few interesting lines in The Maidsbut the plot is silly.

Every movie I’ve ever seen. However, because these are so stylistically intricate, they fail to ever conclude- or do they? You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Once again, Genet seems to be concerned with the hierarchy of power relationships, but beyond that I have no idea what he’s trying to say or why he wrote the play. My most recent synchronicity happened last Friday, which was, you may remember, 15 th April I think Genet is making points about levels of power in master-servant relationships, also in husband-wives relationships, but the play is disturbing and visceral enough that those points get subsumed in a horror film.

Deathwatch was a little hard to understand, even though I read it twice.

Deathwatch review – Genet’s clammily powerful prison struggle | Stage | The Guardian

May 30, MM rated it liked it. The deathwaych switching of role playing characters – again, in both plays – is fascinating to read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I suspect Sartre felt the same way; in his introduction, he only mentions it in passing, by way of drawing out some element of The Maids.


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I’m just not impressed. I did this play in HS and I was the understudy for all three roles as well as the stage manager.

Aug 17, Drew rated it really liked it Shelves: Full Cast and Crew. Yes No Report this.

I think the authors personal history is extremely interesting. When you circle round, you watch us live.

Is there a higher accolade than deathwatcch Deathwatch reads like Sartre’s No Exit relocated to a prison setting and given a slight homoerotic frisson.

The Maids & Deathwatch

Sartre’s introduction is very insightful. Articles lacking sources from July All articles lacking sources Articles containing French-language text All stub articles. Still, interested to read some of Deathwatc novels. The film was adapted into a film directed by Vic Morrow and starring Leonard NimoyPaul Mazurskyand Michael Forestall four of whom had performed in earlier stage versions of the play in the s.

Jan 04, Gregorio rated it really liked it.