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Published: 01 July 2010

272 Pages | 5 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719077135

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The politics of Jean Genets late theatre

Spaces of revolution

Carl Lavery

Published by Manchester University Press

Theatre Theory Practice Performance MUP

  • First publication to situate the politics of Genet's theatre within the social, spatial and political contexts of France in the 1950s and 1960s Contains newly translated material, including the first full-length English publication of the important 1956 text 'Preface to The Blacks', which compels scholars and practitioners to rethink, fundamentally, Genet's politics of theatre Grounds theory in practice by interviewing key contemporary practitioners such as Lluís Pasqual, JoAnne Akalaitis and Ultz and Excalibah Positions Genet as a revolutionary playwright, interested in producing progressive forms of democracy

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