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The Balcony by Jean Genet
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May 09, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: plays
Read in May, 2009

This is a weird, weird play. In a funny sort of way it reminded me of an anti- version of Lysistrata in its treatment of gender, sexuality and power. I'm afraid I couldn't really engage with it though, and to be honest I found the whole brothel acting/reality metaphor a bit obvious. But I'm no drama critic, so it's probable many of the work's subtleties passed me by...

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