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Le Balcon Le balcon est un bordel de luxe o plusieurs personnages viennent assouvir leurs fantasmes, sadomasochistes en apparence, mais philosophiques en r alit Sous la com die rotique, se cache une r flexion sur la mort This is one of the most puzzling plays I ve read At one level it is quite obvious with clear symbols of different parts of the state and the interplay of illusion with reality On another level however, the interactions between these aspects gets murky and pivotal parts of the play are ambiguous in its implications The result is a play that really makes you think and question whether you understood what you thought you understood After finding nothing interesting in Genet s Funeral Rites I wa This is one of the most puzzling plays I ve read At one level it is quite obvious with clear symbols of different parts of the state and the interplay of illusion with reality On another level however, the interactions between these aspects gets murky and pivotal parts of the play are ambiguous in its implications The result is a play that really makes you think and question whether you understood what you thought you understood After finding nothing interesting in Genet s Funeral Rites I was quite glad to find something admirable by this greatly revered author I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed a unique theater experience Not quite sure how this ended up getting produced in America, but I have to say that Joseph Strick s 1963 film captured the play much better With Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy even getting a small role before he ventured off to space The Balcony mostly takes place in Madame Irma s house of illusions, which is an elaborate brothel catered for men who want to live out their most decadent fantasies Some the scenes are brilliantly orchestrated and quite bizarre featuring a Bishop, a Judge, and a G Not quite sure how this ended up getting produced in America, but I have to say that Joseph Strick s 1963 film captured the play much better With Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy even getting a small role before he ventured off to space The Balcony mostly takes place in Madame Irma s house of illusions, which is an elaborate brothel catered for men who want to live out their most decadent fantasies Some the scenes are brilliantly orchestrated and quite bizarre featuring a Bishop, a Judge, and a General while the prostitutes take on roles such as thief, sinner, and horse but do not necessarily stay in character The Balcony employs a number of visual and audio devices in order to emphasize the relationship between the real and the illusory With mirrors or screens, reflecting the images of the real or the fake Genet called The Balcony the glorification of the Image and of Reflection Nothing in The Balcony is as it appears The men impersonate statuesque figures, but they do it so unrealistically, only wanting to be them in appearance only All the while gun fire is constantly heard from outside creating a threatening atmosphere.This really is a book that is pale in comparison to both stage productions and the movie I mentioned Although for me it was still worth it Would it perturb you to see things as they are To gaze at the world tranquilly and accept responsibility for your gaze, whatever it might see I found this less Brecht andPassolini Revolution became chic at some point This is about assuming roles in tumultuous times I found the endearing aspect to be the role of the siren or chanteuse The pimp has a grin, never a smileMuch as Steven Godin asserted on GR today I think the experience would have been enhanced by viewing this staged I don Would it perturb you to see things as they are To gaze at the world tranquilly and accept responsibility for your gaze, whatever it might see I found this less Brecht andPassolini Revolution became chic at some point This is about assuming roles in tumultuous times I found the endearing aspect to be the role of the siren or chanteuse The pimp has a grin, never a smileMuch as Steven Godin asserted on GR today I think the experience would have been enhanced by viewing this staged I don t feel that when I read Brecht or Beckett This book is a work of dramatic genius Genet poses for us the question, What is the nature of virtue and its relationship with power In his setting, he chooses a brothel, with the actors in the brothel trapped in a never ending cycle of violent fiction that mirrors the events of the revolution happening outside the brothel walls.The are great, witty lines such as The pimp has a grin, never a smile There are great, beautiful lines such as It s the hour when night breaks away from the day, This book is a work of dramatic genius Genet poses for us the question, What is the nature of virtue and its relationship with power In his setting, he chooses a brothel, with the actors in the brothel trapped in a never ending cycle of violent fiction that mirrors the events of the revolution happening outside the brothel walls.The are great, witty lines such as The pimp has a grin, never a smile There are great, beautiful lines such as It s the hour when night breaks away from the day, my dove, let me go There are poignant lines such as It s a true image, born of a false spectacle Lines such as these bring us back to the questions of the play.You could go on and on asking questions about this play a true mark of its genius Genet cleverly connects the outside world with the inside reality when he has the madame state One can hear all that s going on in the street Which means that from the street one can hear what s going on in the house The men inside, exacting their devilish fantasies, are in some cases the actual power figures of the city Their inability to hold both power and virtue is not, I don t think, meant to be an indictment Rather, it is meant to point to the reality that the powerful exist without virtue Genet returns us to that reality with his closing lines You must now go home, where everything you can be quite sure will be falser than here

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