Synopsis

Deathwatch

Deathwatch $12.99

Jean Genet trans David Rudkin

Published by Faber & Faber

3 Male 1 Female

Deathwatch is Jean Genet's earliest play and was first performed in Paris in 1949

Short and intensely powerful, it provides an excellent introduction to his later dramatic work - The Maids, The Balcony and The Blacks

Three young convicts share a cell

Locked into a world of dangerous rivalries, criminals Lefranc and Maurice compete for the attention of the charismatic condemned man, Green-Eyes

Informed by his own experience in French prisons, Deathwatch is an explosive exploration of the inversion of moral order

REVIEWS

★★★★★... the intense claustrophobia and the torments that three confined people inflict on one another are horribly compelling" ~ Whats On Stage

★★★★★ "Both beautiful and horrifying to watch intense and utterly captivating" ~ The Upcoming

"Expertly translated by David Rudkin ... set in a prison cell, it makes for a clammily powerful 75 minutes" ~ The Guardian

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