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Bernard Frechtman

BERNARD FRECHTMAN  

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Balcony, The         Blacks, The         Deathwatch         Just, The         Maids, The         Screens, The



Balcony, The

Bernard Frechtman
set in a brothel in the midst of a revolution that has wiped out all the real holders of power except the Chief of Police who now enacts the customers fantasies

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Genet

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1958   978-0571045952

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  4            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
-

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Blacks, The

Synopsis:
in a play within a play accused coloured players re-enact the ritualistic murder of a white before a jury of white masked black men

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Genet

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Deathwatch

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Genet

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London,    -

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Just, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Albert Camus

1st Produced:
Oxford    1962

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Maids, The

Synopsis:
In The Maids, the sisters do not succeed in their ghastly mission as the real Papin sisters did. Instead, we see Claire playacting as the despised madame-blond wig, red velvet dress and all-and Solange pretending to be Claire, preparing to kill her. They get so wrapped up in the details of their hatred, however, that they run out of time to simulate the act. In real life, Solange once attempted to kill their condescending, unsympathetic madame but failed, and once the game of make believe is over and the madame returns, it will be Claire's turn to try. Claire also fails, so in the end she kills herself with the same poisoned cup of tea meant for madame.
- Janice Cane, dctheatrescene

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Genet (Les Bonnes)

1st Produced:
New Lindsay, London    05 Jun 1956

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Screens, The

Synopsis:
epic panorama on a theme of Eastern fantasies

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Genet

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1963   -

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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