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Critical Essay by Christine Bokyo-Head

SOURCE: Bokyo-Head, Christine. “Mirroring the Split Subject: Jean Genet's The Balcony.Consciousness, Literature, and the Arts 3, no. 2 (August 2002).

In the following essay, Boyko-Head investigates how characters in The Balcony fail to reconcile the split between their perceived images and their true identities.

Una Chadhuri defines avant-garde theatre as “performance under-erasure … a radical, total disunity. In semiotic terms … it is a fall into the abyss between signifier and signified” (1990, 39). Jean Genet's literary work celebrates the abyss as a parallel universe for the decentralized, and the socially subverse. While writing about this parallel world may negate its radical potential, Genet points to a necessary ironic tension co-existing between legitimate and subversive realms. According to Mark Pizzato, Genet's subversive creations mark an autobiographical reconstruction where “the sole purpose...

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