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Jean Genet was one of the worlda€™s greatest contemporary dramatists, and his last play, The Screens, is his crowning achievement. It strikes a powerful, closing chord to the formidable theatrical work that began with Deathwatch and continued, with even bolder variations, in The Maids, The Balcony, and The Blacks. Explicitly political, The Screens is set within the context of the Algerian War. The playa€™s cast of over fifty characters moves through seventeen scenes, the world of the living breaching the world of the dead by means of shifting the screensa€”the only scenerya€”in a brilliant tour de force of spectacle and drama.Myself, Ia#39;ve never been up to any monkey business with boys, never, you hear me . Well, not that thata#39;s saying much. Youa#39;re a Navy guy, old buddy, and wea#39;ve seen what they can be up to! ... With the hand holding the cigarette he touched the detectivea#39;s shoulder: a€œMario. ... a€œBut it aina#39;t worth wasting your breath about it. I cananbsp;...

Author:Jean Genet
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 1994-01-13


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