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The Maids - Genet, Jean, and Andrews, Benedict (Translated by), and Upton, Andrew (Translated by)
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The Maids (Les Bonnes, here translated by Bernard Frechtman) is Jean Genet's most oft-revived work for the stage. First performed in Paris in 1947, its action was inspired by a real-life scandal, the murder by two maids, sisters Christine and Lea Papin, of their mistress and her daughter. Genet's maids - Solange and Claire - occupy themselves, whenever their Madame is out of doors, by acting out ritualised fantasies of revenging their downtrodden status. But when the game goes beyond their control the maids are compelled to ...

The Maids 2009, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571251148


Trade paperback

The Maids 1989, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571148561

Mass-market paperback

The Maids 1974, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571054619